Bird Mites problem

Asked July 27, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT

I have bird mites in my house which have come from a Phoebe nest on my porch from which the chicks have just fledged and left. I’ve done some online research and have removed all nest materials and am following the other suggestions, and believe that the mites will die in about 3 weeks without a bird host. However, my question is: if I go to visit someone will I take the mites with me and is there a danger of them infesting my friends house? Any information you can give me would be SO APPRECIATED!

Bradford County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Bird mites cannot live on people. You will not infest your friend's house if you go there. The mites will die without a bird to feed on. vw