Rat mites

Asked December 22, 2018, 11:24 PM EST

hello we have a Tropical rat mite problem.i have 2 dogs and there becoming hosts. Please what can I do.

Lawrence County Ohio pest insects and mites

1 Response

Thank you for your question. The following Extension article on control of biting mites has suggestions, the first and most important of which is to find and remove the rodents upon whuch the mites infested your house: https://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/biting-stinging/others/ent-3009/ As you can read, chemical controls are only a short term ‘fix,’ and you will need to consult your veterinarian about solutions for your dogs (and other small mammals the might be on.) I hope this is helpful. Good luck!