Not so mysterious “Itching” (Oak Leaf Itch Mite)

(By Dr. Bob Bauernfeind: KSU Entomology) Whereas scratching an itch sometimes provides satisfying (almost pleasurable) relief, at other times scratching an itch can be painful and distressing.  The latter situation is attributable to the mite, Pyemotes herfsi (Oudeman). Unlike chiggers which have been long-recognized for producing annoying but fleeting bouts of itchiness, mysterious “bites” causing raised quarter-sized reddened areas each … Continue reading Not so mysterious “Itching” (Oak Leaf Itch Mite)