Bites & Stings

Scratches, bites and stings

Ahhh summer, here at last. Long sunny days, bare feet, beach swims and staying up late to roast marshmallows after dark. All things that make wonderfu..

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Beasties that bite

Every time I set off for an outdoor adventure, I think about how lucky we are in New Zealand that we don’t have real nasties.

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Scabies and bed bugs

Just visible to the naked eyes, the pregnant female itch mite Sarcoptes Scabiei burrows a tunnel into the skin of her human host before...

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Bites and Stings

While ants, mossies, sand flies and fleas leave a temporary legacy of maddening itching, wasp and bee stings are usually extremely painful..

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