A very tiny creature living in long grass but which can be carried into homes on clothing or the coats of dogs. Can give a very irritating bite.
REMEDY: If you live in an area where this is common, put a proprietary insect repellent on wrists, cuffs, and legs before venturing into the long grass. Anti-histamines will relieve the itching. Dogs should be dusted with a veterinary product labelled for mite control.