General information of mites
    Mites are small arthropods with two body regions, sucking mouthparts, no antennae, and four pairs of legs. The life cycle of a mite is generally composed of four active stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. The life cycle usually requires one to four weeks and may result in huge populations of mites under favorable conditions.
    Bird mites are parasites that feed on birds. Sparrows, starlings and pigeons are birds often associated with bird mite infestations in buildings. Bird mites bite humans but do not possess a health threat. That means they are not vectors of various deadly diseases. Bird mites do not feed on stored foods, attack plants/household furnishings. They will probably infest pet birds.
Generally, mites are barely visible to the naked eye. They breed on the host bird (i.e., poultry, pigeons and starlings) and will leave the body of a dead host to seek a new host in large numbers, and wander over walls, ceilings and bedding. Bites from mites can cause itching and dermatitis. They can survive two to three weeks away from the host.
    Adult bird mites have four pairs of legs and appear as barely visible red and gray, generally slow-moving and require optical equipment for identification. Bird Mite irritations may be confused with entomophobia (fear of insects). Mite diagnosis is often difficult because specimens must be collected and identified by trained specialists before treatment can be given.

Control Measures
Finding and eliminating bird nests in the house or building is the first step in bird mite control. This is followed by spraying miticide in the bird nest and its vicinity. Spray into cracks, crevices and corners but not counters, cupboards and other such general areas.

Organic Fowl-Mite Miticide
(Safe on Food Human Environment)
Fowl-Mite is formulated as a miticide and is effective in controlling all life stages of bird mites including the eggs, nymphs and adults. Fowl-Mite is designed to provide excellent control to most species of bird mites. Killing mode is derived largely from a natural food compound C9-H8-O. In U.S.A, the Food and Drug Agency has approved its use as a food additive. That shows the safety level of Fowl-Mite. It is safe on humans and environment.

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