The Sarcoptic mites Sarcoptes scabiei are found in dogs and Notoedres cati in cats. They are microscopic parasites of the skin responsible for sarcoptic mange, a disease causing intense itching.
The threat of arthropod parasites for human and animal health is increasingly recognized world wide. The hazard of these insects or acarids is linked to both the direct lesions
they generate as well as their ability to transmit diseases.
FleaTickRisk is a unique and dynamic model encompassing an ongoing collaboration between researchers. The maps generated allow visualisation of the risk of infestation by ticks and fleas.
The site is a tool dedicated to professionals to assist them with predicting and managing the risk posed by ectoparasites and the diseases they transmit.