One Itchy Thing: Cicadas Leave the Gift of Oak Mites

One Itchy Thing: Cicadas Leave the Gift of Oak Mites

The Brood X cicadas have risen and fallen, and their young won’t be back for another 17 years. But while birds were feasting on cicadas, oak leaf itch mites arrived to feed on the billions of cicada eggs laid across the Washington, DC region. Unfortunately, these mites have a nasty bite. Larger than a mosquito bite and as itchy as poison ivy, […]

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