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Trombicula autumnalis (Harvest Mites)



Late summer/autumn skin disorder caused by skin mites in our area.

Ectoparasites that lives on the exterior or surface of an animal. This mites are found worldwide, as well as in our Nebušice´s gardens. They are bright orange in colour. Dogs, cats and humans get infected by coming into direct contact with the larvae in the enviroment.

The larvae attac our skin and they feed on partly digested host tissue causing iritation, red,scabby areas of skin, hairloss and allergic reactions. Harvest mites can cause intense itching from their bites.

To prevent mites attacking your pet, Frontline spray can be applied (late July to early October). For the treatment of the more serious skin inflammation, contact our Veterinary Clinic.

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