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Learn more about bugs that can spoil travel at home and abroad.


Ticks are tiny blood-sucking anthropods that resemble small spiders or mites.

If you find a tick on the skin it is important to know how to remove it correctly.

The Blandford fly is a 2-3 mm bloodsucking black fly. Some people bitten by it require medical attention.

Insect repellents may be recommended to keep away bugs that bite or sting at home or abroad, such as mosquitoes.

Naegleria fowleri is also known as brain-eating amoeba.

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