How Do You Know if You Have Bird Mites in Your House

Pests that many people don’t consider are bird mites, also known as chicken mites. Although these tiny insects are often overlooked they are still a bothersome pest to have to deal with.

Unfortunately, for homeowners in California, bird mites are a common pest. So if you require bird mite removal in Orange County, check out 1st Styrke Pest today. If you’re not sure, keep reading to find out how to know if you have bird mites in your house.

What Are Bird Mites?

Bird mites get their name because they are commonly found living on the skin of avian animals, including chickens. Still, although a bird may host the mite, they are capable of making their way into our homes and causing problems. Thankfully, bird mites do not rely on human blood for survival. But, that doesn’t mean they aren’t still a pest for us to deal with.

What Do Bird Mites Look Like?

Often, bird mites are overlooked because they are difficult to spot out due to their size. The adult male bird mites, the largest of these pests, don’t exceed 1 millimeter in length. If you are able to spot what you think may be a bird mite, look for these common characteristics:

  • Eight legs
  • Hairy back
  • White or grayish
  • Oval body

Although naturally white or grayish in color, bird mites can emit a reddish hue after large feedings.

Where Do Bird Mites Come From?

Across the country, and even the world, you can find bird mites nearly everywhere. Typically more active during the spring and early summer, bird mites tend to prefer warmer climates. As previously mentioned, bird mites come from bird species, including starlings, sparrows, pigeons, and chickens. As such, it’s common for bird mites to form habitats nearby bird nests.

Best Pest Control in Southern California

1st Stryke provides the best termite removal Orange County has to offer. We will closely monitor your home for any signs of activity and respond accordingly to our bird mite control. Additionally, we’ll send our 1st Stryke technicians to your home to spot treat pests every two months.

Call Us Today!

If you think you may have bird mites in your home, 1st Stryke is here to help. Remember that it’s always better to handle any pest concerns as quickly as possible to avoid an infestation problem, which can be much more challenging to treat.

We have over 60 cumulative years of experience in the pest control industry at 1st Stryke Pest. Our professional services and personal touch set us apart from our competitors. You can rest assured that our technicians have been adequately trained for pest control. 

When we come out to assess your home, we educate you on your current issues and focus on prevention for future possible pest-related needs.

Let the experts at 1st Stryke help you start your maintenance program in your home today. Give us a call today at (877) 787-9531 for your complimentary quote on pest control in your home.