red mite

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red mite

See chigger.


The six-legged larva of Trombicula species; a bloodsucking stage of mites that includes the vectors of scrub typhus.


A minute arachnid of the order Acarina. Some mites are parasitic and cause asthma, mange, and scabies; others are vectors of disease organisms and are intermediate hosts for certain cestodes.

dust mite

A species, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinum or D. farinae, that ingests shed human skin cells. The mite is a common cause of allergic reactions.

follicle mite

Demodex folliculorum.

harvest mite


itch mite

See: Sarcoptes; scabies

mange mite

Any mite of the families Sarcoptidae and Psoroptidae, which causes mange in many species of animals.
See: mange; scabies

red mite


red mite

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Management of European red mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) and several aphid Species on apple with petroleum oils and an insecticidal soap.
Citrus red mite and cottony cushion scale had similar prevalence, 30.
8% of respondents applied a pesticide to control citrus red mite and cottony cushion scale, and these respondents were only 23% and 9% of respondents with these pests present, respectively.
Evaluation of acaricides for control of citrus red mite on Satsuma mandarin.
Population dynamics of the citrus red mite, Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Japanese pear orchards.
In recent years, some conventional control options for citrus red mite have become restricted, because the use of more toxic compounds, such as dicofol, has been strictly prohibited.
Experts said red mites attacked the cotton crop when it was in its final stages.
Poultry mites, otherwise known as red mites, feed on chickens' blood which can lead to anaemia, a decrease in egg production or eventual death.
Other presentations include red mites, which are a major problem in chickens.
The treatment was effective against leafhoppers, leafminers, spirea aphids, thrips, European red mites, two-spotted spider mites, and late-season apple diseases such as sooty blotch and flyspeck.