via USDA from wikipedia
This was a serious Public Health Service for those of us who don’t read who don’t read newspapers. Thank you for sharing this information!
— Fish is for punks (@fishisforpunks) August 8, 2021
I was losing my mind but read about it in one of our rant/revels. Oak mite bites are truly truly awful. The Post reported:
“The incessant, shrieking sounds of cicadas may no longer be afflicting the Washington region, but experts say the insects may be bringing a new nuisance — oak leaf itch mites. And they bite.
These microscopic mites are feeding on the billions of cicada eggs produced across the D.C. region and dropping out of trees. If you happen to be under or near these oak trees, those mites may land on you and bite.”
If you want to see what one looks like, Haley shares one of hers:
Turns out these infernal oak mites are approximately 1000 times worse than the actual cicadas. Note to self for 17 years from now.
— PoPville (@PoPville) August 7, 2021
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