More pyemotes mites (itch mites) warnings

Hamilton County, Ohio has recently warned residents about suspected Pyemotes herfsi (itch mites) cases in the area. Now, another suspected outbreak of itch mites: according to 1490 WBEX, the Ross County Health District is also warning residents of Chillicothe and Ross County of the possible presence of pyemotes. Although not dangerous, bites from the itch […]

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 […]