bird mite eradication

Asked June 15, 2016, 9:35 PM EDT

My landlords have removed a bird and squirrel nest recently from an exterior hole by a wall mounted a/c unit in my living room. These mites have started to come in from the affected area to find another host and have infested my computer desk that is underneath the a/c. What is recommended to eradicate them from porous and non-porous surfaces? Unfortunately They are also in my PC, I am writing this from my phone. No one seems to know anything about them around here in southern illinois. Please, any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Also, it has been over a month since the infestation and they are still all over my computer desk.

Jackson County Illinois

1 Response

Bird and rodent mites can be extremely troublesome and difficult to control. Getting rid of the nests was definitely the first step. Other steps will include needing to completely seal any openings to the outdoors; since mites are extremely tiny, they can enter even around closed windows. These articles may provide you with some help and advice:

Biting Mites in Homes: http://www.acvcsd.org/biting_mites.pdf

Biting Mites (Texas): http://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/biting-stinging/others/ent-3009/

How to Pest-Proof Your Home (Kentucky): https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/files/efpdf3/ef641.pdf

Please let me know if you have any other questions.