Mites cause great trouble for people. And not only to them, but to all animals, both domesticated and wild. And it's not only bites, pain, itching, the hideous appearance of a swollen insect, but also the probability of encephalitis infection. Therefore, it is important to know what the tick looks like, and take all precautions when going to the forest, nature, and even in your yard you have to be careful during the active breeding season - in April-May and before hibernation in September-October.

Appearance of mite

The hungry mite is flat and has contours, similaron a triangle, the length of the female is from 3 to 5 mm, and the males are smaller - 2.5 mm. On the tip of the triangle is a head with a proboscis, with which it sucks blood, and paws. On the upper side of the calf, the ticks have a hard chitinous shield. In males, it covers the whole body, and for females only a third is rigid. To see how the ticks, photos of both males and females look, it is possible below:

Tick ​​bite

What a tick bite looks like, it's pretty simple to understand. Because in the middle of the stain from the bite you will find the tick itself. It is there for up to 2-3 days. The female, sucking, begins to inject into the wound an anesthetic substance, so the person does not feel the moment of the bite. Then she begins to actively suck blood. The insect increases in size several times. The body of the female becomes rigid, gray in color. After she nestsya, she herself falls off the "feeder". Males eat much less, increase by a couple of millimeters, detach very quickly. After the bite, there is a black dot inside in a pale pink circle, then a red ring.

Subcutaneous mite

A subcutaneous mite is called demodex. It is better not to wonder what a hypodermic tick looks like, because it is impossible to make out, the length of its body is 0.3 mm, it is covered with a solid cuticle, a three-layered shell. The tick lives on the skin, in the follicles of the hair on the head, on the eyelashes of almost every person. But under normal conditions it does not cause trouble, but as soon as the person's immunity fails, serious problems appear - abscesses, blisters, itching, spots with scarring, etc.

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