Bird Mites

Bird Mites

These mites are most common in late spring to early summer when bird nests are plentiful. Since bird mites are semi transparent, they can go unnoticed for a long period of time and grow into a thriving mite infestation. As they grow rapidly in numbers, bird mites can be very destructive. What are mites’ favorite hosts? Most often these pests will select a bird as their host, and spend their entire life on the host they choose. Mites are not capable of surviving without a food source for more than a few days, so when a host bird dies, thousands of mites go on the hunt for a new host. Humans can occasionally receive a mite bite from these critters, but bird mites cannot infest a human and will move on quickly, so they are mostly harmless.

Bird Mite
bird mites are semi transparent, they can go unnoticed for a long period of time and grow into a thriving mite infestation

 Mites are not capable of surviving without a food source for more than a few days, so when a host bird dies, thousands of mites go on the hunt for a new host. Humans can occasionally receive a mite bite from these critters, but bird mites cannot infest a human and will move on quickly, so they are mostly harmless.

Bird Mite
bird mites are semi transparent, they can go unnoticed for a long period of time and grow into a thriving mite infestation