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Midges

Midges

Biting Midges Biting midges also called as ‘no-see-ums’ are insects that breed in wet soils in the tidal zones such as sandy shores. The female midges are attracted to human habitation and rest on screens, fences and vegetation while waiting to take a blood meal. They...

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are common small, flying insects with segmented bodies that live in most parts of the world. Over 3,500 types of mosquitoes can be found worldwide. They feed by biting people or host animals and drawing minute amounts of blood, leaving saliva...

Bedbugs

Bedbugs

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed on the human and animal blood. They are wingless, about 1mm to 5mm, reddish-brown in colour and turns to dark brown after feeding. The name "bed bug" is derived from the insect's preferred...

Headlice

Headlice

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Fleas

Fleas

Fleas are small, wingless insects with a tough cuticle bearing many bristles and frequently combs of broad, flattened spines. The compressed body enables them to move swiftly through hairs or feathers of the host, while the backwardly projecting spines or combs serve...

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