What are some different types of skin mites?

Itch mites such as the straw itch mite prey on insects. They attack humans who come into contact with straw, grass or materials sheltering the mites. Their bites leave itchy red marks that look like a skin rash. Rodent mites attack humans following the death of their hosts. They may also abandon their host and bite people. Bites from tropical rat mites are painful, irritating and itchy. Bird mites, such as northern fowl mites and chicken mites, infest birds, but may also bite people. Cheyletiella mites attack birds and mammals, and their bites are itchy, explains the Illinois Department of Public Health.


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