Common ectoparasites species
Cat and Dog Fleas: Ctenocephalides felis, C. anis, Human Flea: Pulex irritans
Appearance: Small, wingless with piercing bloodsucking mouthparts, with flat and narrow bodies and well-developed legs for jumping. Their color may vary from light to dark brown.
Size: 1 to 4 mm long
Fowl Ticks (soft): Argas persicus, Dog Ticks (hard): Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Appearance: Adults have 4 pairs of legs, leathery body and with hypostome or harpoon-like barb near the mouth to keep them firmly attached to the bodies of the mammals they suck blood on. There are classified in two families, the Hard Ticks and the Soft Ticks.
Size: 3 to 4 mm in length
Stored Product Mites: Family Acaridae and Glycyphagidae are most common, Tropical Rat Mite: Ornithonyssus bacoti, Dust Mites: Dermatophagoides spp.
Appearance: Varies according to species; has sensory hairs on its soft legs and body. They breath through stigmatas in the surface of their bodies. The mouthparts of the different species vary but most have piercing mouths.
Size: Barely visible to the naked eye; most are much less than 3 mm in length
Why professional pest management is key
PIXA has the answer
In situations where infestation has progressed, professional pest management such as the PIXA ALLERX Program which is a combination of non-chemical and science-based chemical applications is the best resort such as for households, hotels, offices, theaters, etc.. For Stored Product Pests, professional fumigation services is also an option in addition to controlling the conditions that allow such pests to thrive, such as controlling humidity, sufficient ventilation, etc.