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All About Mites

Axholme Pest Control over 15 years have successfully treated hundreds of Mite infestations. Barely visible to the naked eye, mites have eight legs and a round body and usually go unnoticed until they have built up sufficient numbers to become a serious problem.

Bird Mite enters homes from old Starling, House Sparrow and House Martins nests. Red mite untreated can become a problem in back garden chicken sheds and can cause serious issues on large scale poultry farms.

Red Spider Mite can invade people's homes in the spring, seeking egg laying sites, and then again in the Autumn to hibernate. Harvest Mites brought in on clothing and dogs coats may bite humans.

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Mites are small arthropods belonging to the class Arachnida and the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina). The term "mite" refers to the members of several groups in Acari but it is not a clade, and excludes the ticks, order Ixodida.

Mites and ticks are characterised by the body being divided into two regions, the cephalothorax or prosoma (there is no separate head), and an opisthosoma. The scientific discipline devoted to the study of ticks and mites is called acarology.    

Most mites are tiny, less than 1 mm (0.04 in) in length, and have a simple, unsegmented body plan. Their small size makes them easily overlooked; some species live in water, many live in soil as decomposers, others live on plants, sometimes creating galls, while others again are predators or parasites.

This last group includes the commercially important Varroa parasite of honey bees, as well as the scabies mite of humans. Most species are harmless to humans but a few are associated with allergies or may transmit diseases. 

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