Pests and Insects

The human body is unfortunately a target for a variety of pests and insects out there, whether it be a quick bite, or settling down to your your head their new home. They can be a real irritant, so it's good to know how to prevent them. We have a variety of articles available to give you the knowledge needed to protect yourself from the pests!

child getting head checked for lice

Insect Bites

Bugs and insects seem to love the summer months as much as we do, and they also love a good nibble on some human flesh. Unfortunately, even the smallest bug bite can impact you enough to ruin your holiday.

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Head Lice

Head lice are tiny wingless insects that hang out on the human scalp. Unlike fleas and ticks, head lice are exclusive to humans and only feed on human blood. These annoying pests are very common in children and are easily transmitted to others nearby.

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Scabies is a pesky skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin, leaving you feeling incredibly itchy and, quite frankly, miserable. Luckily, there are ways around it.

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Threadworm parasites may be small, measuring up to 1/2 inch in length, but they pack quite a punch. They look like little cotton threads, with a white colour, blunt head, and a pointed tail.

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