Subject: What is this?
March 22, 2016 8:08 am
Hi my partner and myself have been getting bites on and off for the last few weeks. The bites become vert swollen and are very itchy. I thought it could be fleas but have been told by the pest control man they are not fles but could not say what they were. I have no pets indoors but have two chickens that live in a coop in the garden – I check them regularly and they do not have mites or bites on them. I have included a photo of a mite I found on my foot and a bite which is on my ankle which is around 3days old and healing. Many thanks
Signature: J O’Connor
Dear J O’Connor,
Despite what the pest control man said, this sure looks like a Flea to us, and Fleas tend to bite folks on the ankles. Bites from Fleas itch and are long lasting. From which Portsmouth do you hail?