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The best way to get rid of bird mites in the first place is a professional removal and insecticide treatment of the bird nest and a clean-up of the area with a biocide, which can be done by a qualified pest controller. Call us today on 01981 540088 for help and advice.
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Bird Mites are very small and are closely related to ticks. Like ticks, certain types of mites are parasitic on humans and will occasionally infest home and office buildings.
Bird mites can adapt and survive in a human environment when the original host is no longer viable. The infestations can affect people with a bird’s nest near the home with nesting pigeons, people with pets or other animals which are infested, people who obtain used furniture, carpet, clothing, etc, that has been infested. This can also include guests of hotels, office workers and others, when the buildings are inhabited by nesting birds.
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Bird Mites are very small and are closely related to ticks. Like ticks, certain types of mites are parasitic on humans and will occasionally infest home and office buildings. They are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence and are usually associated with birds or rodents.
Frequent and intense skin itching
Pinprick type bites that are with or without lesions
Vague and frequent sensation of crawling on the skin
Bite marks and lesions on skin that tend to heal very slowly
Increase of these symptoms in certain areas of the home
increased incidence of symptoms at night and in humid weather
A Physician may suspects scabies but the treatment doesn’t help
What are Bird Mites?
Bird mites’ is a collective term for a number of different types of mites that are parasites of different bird species such as pigeons, sparrows, and poultry.
They are tiny little arachnids relative to ticks and spiders.
These avian mites can be found in low numbers, close to birds, their nests, and poultry houses, but, if the conditions are favourable, their colony can grow to thousands.
Bird mites feed on the blood, skin, and keratin of birds. If these hosts are not present, mites can ingress into properties in search for food where they can bite humans and pets such as dogs and cats.
Where do Bird Mites live?
The conditions for bird mites are warm and moist conditions. They usually live in close proximity to pigeon or other bird nesting areas. This is why they are often found in upstairs in properties where nests are present in attic spaces or roof spaces.
They will travel distances to find food if a nest doesn’t provide them with the food they need. Inside properties, pigeon mites usually gravitate towards the windows and ceilings and loft spaces. Once inside, mites will burrow into fabric material, cracks, and crevices to lay their eggs.
Can Bird Mites live on humans or pets?
Bird mites are adaptable and can infest a variety of mammals such as dogs, cats, mice, rats, and other domestic animals.
Even if there are no nests nearby mites can travel on other animals into homes and businesses.
If there are no animal hosts available the bird mite will bite humans although usually, the insect can’t survive on human blood alone.
Bird mites require a host to survive, so they will usually die within three weeks if they do not find one.
Because of their tiny size, mites are extremely difficult to identify and very difficult to eradicate / control.
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Frequently Asked Questions
about Bird Mites
What are bird mites, and how do they affect humans in the UK?
Bird mites are tiny parasitic arthropods that primarily infest birds but can also bite humans. In the UK, bird mites can be problematic when they enter homes from bird nests or infested buildings, causing itchy bites and skin irritations in humans.
How can I identify bird mite infestations in the UK?
Identifying bird mite infestations typically involves observing the presence of mites, which are barely visible to the naked eye, but may appear as tiny moving dots on surfaces or skin. Additionally, if you've recently had bird nests near your home or notice increased biting sensations, it could indicate a possible bird mite infestation.
How can I prevent bird mite infestations in the UK?
To prevent bird mite infestations, it's essential to take measures such as securing and blocking access to bird nests, sealing any cracks or openings that birds can use to enter your home, and regularly cleaning and maintaining your property to deter bird activity.
Are bird mite bites harmful, and how can I treat them in the UK?
While bird mite bites are generally not harmful, they can cause discomfort and skin irritation. To treat bird mite bites in the UK, it is advisable to clean the affected area with mild soap and water, apply over-the-counter anti-itch creams or calamine lotion, and avoid scratching to prevent secondary infections.
How can I eliminate bird mites from my home in the UK?
Eliminating bird mites from your home in the UK may require professional pest control assistance. They can employ methods such as insecticide treatments, vacuuming, steam cleaning, and targeted bird nest removal to eradicate the mites and prevent future infestations. It is crucial to address both the mites and their source, such as bird nests or infested areas, to ensure effective elimination.
Can bird mites transmit diseases to humans in the UK?
Bird mites in the UK are primarily considered a nuisance pest rather than disease vectors. While their bites can cause irritation and discomfort, they are generally not known to transmit diseases to humans. However, it's important to keep the bites clean and prevent scratching to avoid potential secondary infections.
Are bird mites only active during certain seasons in the UK?
Bird mites can be active throughout the year in the UK, but their activity levels may vary depending on the availability of bird nests or suitable hosts. However, it's worth noting that bird mite infestations may become more apparent in the spring and summer when bird breeding and nesting activity increase.
Can bird mites infest indoor pet birds in the UK?
Yes, bird mites can infest indoor pet birds in the UK. If your pet bird has been in contact with wild birds, or if there is an infestation in your home, there is a risk of bird mites transferring to your pet bird. It's important to regularly inspect and clean the bird's living area, including cages, perches, and toys, and seek veterinary assistance if you suspect a bird mite infestation in your pet bird.
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