Bed bugs — are not known to vector pathogens and do not cause disease, but the bites can cause mild to serious skin reactions and disturb sleep.
Head lice –bites result in small, red, itchy bumps on scape and shoulders.
Mystery bites and itches— skin bumps, sores, or persistent itching can be caused by “bug bites” as well as environmental conditions, reaction to chemical agents, and underlying health conditions.
Nuisance wasps and bees — yellowjackets are estimated to cause at least 90 percent of the “bee stings” in the state.
Rabies is a viral disease that affects mammals. Rabies virus infects the nervous system and causes swelling of the brain and death. Any mammal can get rabies. However, most rabies infections (92%) in the United States are found in wildlife such as raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.
Scabies is caused by a microscopic mite that causes skin infestations.
Ticks are important because pathogens (bacteria, viruses or protozoa) can be transmitted when infected ticks feed on humans.
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