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Ticks & Mites

Ticks and mites, with eight legs and two body parts, are arachnids. From deer ticks to dust mites, members of the order Acari are not the most loved invertebrates on the planet, but they are interesting to study.

Mites and Ticks, Order Acari
Mites and ticks are arachnids, related to spiders, but they're classified in a separate order - the Acari. Learn the habits and traits of mites and ticks.

Do We Really Have Bugs Living in Our Eyebrows?
Has anyone ever told you there are bugs living in your eyebrows and eyelashes? Did you believe it? Here's the truth about face mites.

What Are These Tiny Red Bugs in My House?
Help! I have hundreds of tiny red bugs on my windowsills and curtains. When I squash them, they leave nasty red stains on everything. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

5 Worst Ways to Remove a Tick

Do Ticks Bite in Winter?
On unseasonably warm winter days, people and pets like to go outdoors for some fresh air. Should you protect yourself from tick bites in winter?

Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes scapularis)
Walk in the woods anywhere in the northeastern U.S., and you stand a good chance of encountering this ectoparasite best known for spreading Lyme disease. Most people refer to this species as the deer tick.

10 Tips to Avoid Chigger Bites
Ever had chigger bites? If you have, you'll never forget them. Chigger bites are probably the itchiest bug bites you'll ever experience. These 10 tips will help you avoid chigger bites.

How to Sample Your Yard for Chiggers
This quick and easy sampling method will help you determine if you have chiggers in your yard. Chiggers are parasites that feed on human tissues. Their bites cause extremely itchy skin reactions.

How to Get Rid of Chiggers
If chiggers are a problem in your yard, your best method of control is to eliminate chigger habitat on your property. Widespread use of pesticides to get rid of chiggers is rarely required or recommended.

What Are Chiggers?
I once endured chigger bites so itchy I would have given state secrets to the enemy to make the itching stop. So what are chiggers, and where do they hang out?

Does Nail Polish Kill Chiggers?
I've heard that if you get chigger bites, you should put clear nail polish on them to kill the chiggers. Is that you?

What Good Are Ticks?
Ticks drink our blood, and often transmit disease when they do. Did you ever wonder why we need ticks, or what purpose they serve? What good are ticks?

How Do Ticks Get on You?

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