Amazon Pest Control

Bird Mites


Characteristics

Size: Bird mites are tiny; the size of a pin head or possibly smaller

Colour: Varies, usually dark, but possibly creamy white, depending on the species

Behaviour - In homes and commercial buildings, mites that infest pest birds, such as pigeons and sparrows, may find their way into living spaces of homes.

Habitat - Usually, one or more specimens are discovered wandering on a windowsill, on the floor, or possibly on a desk or table. Generally, such cases result from birds nesting in the roof void, walls, or on the outside edge of the building roof. If the birds leave the nest, the mites will wander in search of a new host. Occasionally, however, bird activity within a commercial building (e.g., a church bell tower) that has been allowed to persist will cause an infestation of mites and other bird ectoparasites. They will wander indoors in search of new hosts. Like all mites, bird mites must remain on or very close to their hosts to survive, so they will be found in association with bird nests located on or within a building.

Treatment Methods

involves determining the source of the mites. To control bird mites, the bird activity in or on the building must be eliminated or prevented and all nest materials removed. Areas where nests are located often require treatment to eliminate any wandering mites. Additionally, wall voids may need to be treated, depending on the situation.

Treatment Time - 1-2 hours, but may vary according to roof accessibility and the level of infestation within the property.