red mite

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

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Evaluation of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) susceptibility to some acaricides in field populations from Italy.
Citrus red mite and cottony cushion scale had similar prevalence, 30.6% and 29.9%, respectively (table 2).
camposi is presumably able to be used in conservation biological control approach against European red mite on trees in southern Chile.
Limits of each stage in populations of the European red mite, Panonychus ulmi.
Petroleum derived spray oils: an ecofriendly approach for the management of European red mite, Panonychus ulmi (Koch) on apple-a review.
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.
It is believed fipronil was used in detergent used to clean chicken barns to kill red mites.
In addition, GRANDEVO and VENERATE are registered in Mexico for use on Solanaceous crops, including tomato, pepper, chili, eggplant and potato for thrips, beet armyworm and both nymphs and adults of potato psylla; Berry crops, including strawberry, raspberry and blackberry for red mites and two-spotted spider mites, as well as Cole crops, including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts for diamond-back moth.