Parasites

Head Louse
Head Louse

Passed to new host through clothes, fabric, hairbrushes, or bedding. They do not carry diseases, but bite and cause itching on the scalp which may result in a bacterial infection.

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Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs

Consume the blood of their host. Transferred easily onto fabrics, bedding, and furniture. Bite their host leaving red bumps or welts and can survive a year without feeding.

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Cat Flea
Cat Flea

Typically brought indoors from pets. Pose a health risk to both pets and humans. They cause rashes and itching and may transmit diseases in the processes of consuming their host.

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American Dog Tick
American Dog Tick

Latch onto pets, fabrics, or skin typically in wooded areas. They feed on the blood of their host and may transmit Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and other serious tick-borne diseases.

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