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Reynolds Pest Management, Inc Describes Bird Mites in Florida.

Port St Lucie, FL, November 05, 2015 --( Bird Mites are not extremely common to encounter but frequently discussed. Bird Mite infestations are fairly easy to occur inside a home. Many individuals will certainly experience the impacts of the bird mite attacks and also not understand or realize exactly what is attacking them. In many cases the residents encountering the mites mistake them for fleas. These bird mites cause extreme skin irritability. Florida residents encounter 3 species of bird mites: Northern Fowl Mite, Tropical Fowl Mite, and Chicken Mites. There are no other types of bird mites found or reported in Florida. The Northern Fowl Mite is the most commonly encountered mite in Florida. Outbreaks of the Northern Fowl Mite is typically near farm like areas.

Bird Mites are commonly mistaken as fleas due to the nature of their attack. They show similarities to fleas. Bird mites will bite individuals and pets like fleas. Many infestations are thought to be fleas but are in fact bird mites. With these instances, a professional will become handy to help determine what the infestation is.

Northern Fowl Mite

Northern Fowl Mites begin their life cycle on the host bird. The female Northern Fowl Mite lays her eggs on the bird's body. Within one to two days of the female dropping her eggs, they will hatch. What emerge from the eggs are larvae with six legs. At this stage the larvae will not feed off the host bird. This stage of their life cycle is the shortest only lasting 8 hours. At that time the larvae will begin to molt into nymphal stage. The nymphal stage is when the feeding off the host bird begins and into their adulthood. They are equipped with piercing mouthparts that allow them to get directly into the bloodstream of the host. In five to seven days they transform from an egg to larvae to an egg-laying adult. This time is estimates and can be affected by the environment conditions.

How Bird Mites Infest Your Home

Like mentioned, bird mites can gain entrance to any home or building very easily especially due to their size and locations. Typically all bird mite infestations stem from a bird nest nearby your home. Bird nests can be located along your home in the gutters, roof, eves, rafters, or even attics. Severe bird mite infested nests that are located within a certain distance of your home but not directly on it can lead to an indoor infestation. Bird mites will usually feed on the fledglings of the nest. When these young birds leave the nest, they leave behind hungry bird mites. Bird mites tend to migrate leaving the bird nest to go in search of a new blood meal. If your home is close by, then you have a high chance of encountering a bird mite infestation. Another common way for the mite to migrate is when the nests they were in are destroyed. Chicken farms experience the worse cases of bird mite outbreaks. There is an abundance of resources for the bird mites to survive. Pest control companies are commonly called to the homes of these farmers to treat for bird mite infestations that have been brought home from the farm. Bird mites, once indoors, are capable of nesting into furniture, carpets, or clothing (similar to fleas).

In rare cases, these furniture or other material objects are sold to other homes. This is a way of encountering a bird mite infestation without have contact with birds or having bird nests nearby. Hotels can be a source of bird mite infestations. The bird mites can easily get into your luggage or clothing and be brought home with you. Take control over your pest control Stuart, Bird Mite Outbreak Reynolds Pest Management, Inc has a team of certified exterminators capable of eradicating bird mite infestations from homes, buildings, and outdoor surroundings.

Contact Information:

Reynolds Pest Management, Inc

Chrystal Giblo

(844) 326-3100

Contact via Email

(772) 334-7007

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