Did you know that mites feed on birds, too? Mite birds are just as much of a nuisance as ants, cockroaches, rats, or any pest. Although these mites usually reside on the skin of birds, they can also be found in your home and its surrounding structures.
The situation becomes more problematic when the birds are not around and the bird mites infest your home in search of a new host. Although bird mites don’t need human blood to survive, getting bitten by them can make you itch.
Knowing how to remove bird mites is the best course of action you can take in order to prevent a bird mite infestation. There are several ways you can go about it.
1) Identify the Pest
You can spot bird mites by their appearance. In terms of shape, they are small and ovoid. They also have eight legs and hair on their bodies. Additionally, bird mites are semitransparent in color but can appear blackish or reddish after digesting blood.
2) Remove the Nest
The key to stopping and preventing a bird mite infestation is by locating and removing bird nests. As mentioned earlier, bird mites feed on birds. However, once they make it inside your home, you are likely to get bitten by them.
3) Eliminate Food and Water
Removing bird mite nests is just half the battle. You also need to remove sources of food and water in and around your property. Doing so prevents birds from setting up nests and attracting bird mites into your home.
4) Apply Insecticide
When it comes to removing bird mites, using an insecticide is a viable option. Make sure it contains diethyl meta-toluamide (DEET), as it can eradicate bird mites. Apply the insecticide on cracks, crevices, or the desired area.
5) Hire Pest Control
If all else fails, a pest exterminator may be your last (and best) resort. The process of removing and preventing bird mites can be complicated and time-consuming. Consider hiring a pest control professional who specializes in bird mite infestations.
Turn to the Experts
A bird mite infestation should not be neglected. We at Arrow Services, Inc. can stop and prevent it from happening. Our company provides bird control services in Indiana and surrounding states. Contact us for more information.