Hamilton County Health Pyemotes itch mites warning

According to Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate WLWT.com, the Hamilton County Public Health Department (in Ohio) is now warning residents of a suspected outbreak of Pyemotes mites in the area.  The source of the itchy bites is yet to be positively identified. Last year there was an outbreak of Pyemotes mites (also known as “Oak leaf gall […]

Could Pyemotes mites be making you itch?

In summer 2007, an outbreak of what were called “itch mites” broke out in Chicago. As of September, scientists were trying to determine which species of Pyemotes mites caused the outbreak. Pyemotes mites are traditionally associated with galls on oak trees. Interestingly, the article suggests that was not the case here: Because it has been […]