Tuesday, 21 April 2015



Mites,is a term commonly used to refer to a group of insect- like organisms, some of which bite or cause irritation to human. Mites pass through four stages of development :eggs to nymph to adult larvae. All stage have eight legs except the six-legged larva. Most mites never come in contact with humans, but some that do can effect a person's health. Many situation mites or others be biting or attacking people no causative organism is present. While mites rarely transmit disease to human they definitely impact health in ways that range from simply being a nuisance when they enter homes in large numbers, to inflicting severe skin irritation that can cause intense itching.

Life cycle of mites 
Mites lay between four to eight egg after a meal with 
the higher concentrations of laying occurring within the
last few days of female's life. Unlike the eggs of some 
other parasites.

Mites larva are approximately 3 to 5.22 mm long and and are semitransparent while in color. The larva stages last from 4 to 18 days after which larva spin silken cocoons and enter the nymph stages. The nymph stages may be complete within three days. Controlling mite using vacuum to remove insect growth.

Adult mites begin searching for food they can jumping abilities, they will remain stationery when a suitable host is located.

Sign or symptoms of mites ?
  • No symptoms (the mites are commensal)
  • Itching
  • Inflammation
How to prevent and control the mites ?
  • Personal hygiene.
  • Drying pillow, mattress and change sheet.
  • Used anti-itch cream and oral-anti histamines to control itching.
References                                                                         http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcmites.htm

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