Even if you don’t have a dog, you may find that fleas, ticks and the local version of chiggers are intensely interesting characters in your personal drama here in the Azuero.  That’s partly because these three nasty actors don’t much care what species they munch on, but mostly because the flea and chigger bites here itch like nothing you have […]

Bugging You: Fleas and Ticks and Chiggers O My

Anything that wants to drink my blood is suspect.  That would include mosquitoes (which carry dengue, West Nile virus, malaria, et. al.), ticks (the Azuero features black ones, brown ones, green ones and red ones), and – why not – chiggers, which technically don’t drink your blood, but DO dissolve your flesh and suck it up. Doesn’t that sound delicious. Ewwww. […]

Bugging You: The Assassin Bug