(Latin:Dermanyssus gallinae) When filled with blood this mite has a beautiful red colour. Gradually as the blood is digested the mite becomes a little smaller and the colour changes to grey or blackish, and if it has fasted for a long period it is almost white. The poultry mite lives in henhouses, in dovecotes and […]
(Latin: Carpoglyphus lactis) Many of the mites occurring in foods can cause eczema in the people likely to come in contact with them. This mite, which thrives particularly in dried fruit, can cause the condition known as ‘grocer’s itch’ in people who work with mite-ridden goods in stores and warehouses.