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Misti, mom to DS (12), DS (9), DD (3), and Mr. Man (October '10)!
|Other parasites affecting the ears of cats: The harvest mite, Trombicula autumnalis, can be a seasonal problem. In the autumn the larval form parasites cats. The larva is visible as an orange 'pinhead' on the ears, face and feet of affected cats. It can cause local irritation. Treatment consists of antiparasitic powders/sprays. If itching is severe, a short course of glucocorticoid may also be given.|
After 4 m/c, our is here!
I say this as a mama and a cat lover--you call them yours, but you're not providing vet care for them. Bloody, scabby patches aren't something you should wait to see if it goes away. "Your" cats need to see a vet. They are suffering.
If you're not prepared to do this, you should rehome the cats or have them euthanised.