How to Handle Bird and Rodent Mites
Have you been experiencing crawling, biting, or itching sensations and can not figure out the cause? There is a good chance your home may have a mite infestation problem or it could be bed bugs. Members of the tick family, the majority of mites are usually harmless pests, mostly feeding on stored food. Rodent and bird mites, however, are blood feeders and can become biting nuisances on humans. If you or a member of your family suspects that they are being bitten by these tiny blood suckers, it is important to take the proper steps in order to effectively control an indoor mite infestation.
What are mites?
Barely the size of a period, common types of home invading species are the tropical rat mite, the tropical fowl mite, and the northern fowl mite. The tropical rat mite can be found on rats, whereas the fowl mite species originate from wild or domestic birds. Although neither of these species can live and breed on human hosts, they freely bite people, frequently causing itching and a number of other skin conditions.
Where can I find mites?
The first step you are going to want to take is to look for all potential bird or rodent sources. To find out if you have a bird or rodent mite infestation, you will have to search around the outside of the house for any bird or rodent nests.
Mite Infestation Inspection Instructions
- Look under eaves or inspect tree branches that are in close contact to your house.
- Carefully inspect your attic, crawl spaces, porches and decks.
- If you think these mites have found a way into your home, check doorways, window sills, electrical outlets, air vents, and drains.
How to collecting mites?
In order for pest control companies to effectively remove your unwanted guests, you will have to get some get some evidence of your mite problem. Usually, biting is the first sign of an infestation, so finding and gathering them from your skin is a good place to start. To do this, use a small piece of tissue paper dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove them from your skin. Once you have collected them, place them in a small vial or plastic container. Using sticky traps around your home is also an effective tool for capturing mites. Once you have some samples, you can have a pest control specialist verify the exact kind of pest problem you have and the best method to eliminate them.
Pest Control for Mites
There are a number of methods you can do to try to control your mite infestation. However, the most effective way to control and remove bird or rodent mites that have entered your home is to hire a professional pest control company.
Vancouver pest control services successfully find and eliminate bird or rodent mites with a professional treatment plan.
Here, at Solutions Pest Control, a mite expert will be able to properly evaluate your pest problem and figure out the best course of action to control and get rid of your mite infestation.
Contact Solutions Pest Control in Vancouver today to schedule your guaranteed bird or rodent mite treatment.