Mites

Asked September 19, 2020, 12:51 PM EDT

Hello, found poppy seed size red mite in my house. I am concert that it is the northern fowl mite.

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Mite identification is difficult without a microscope, but it is important to correctly identify them. If you can take a sample to your local extension office, they should be able to help identify what type you are seeing. There are several different types that can incidentally get into homes. The following article has some additional information on different mites that may be found in homes: https://extension.umn.edu/insect-relatives/bird-and-rodent-mites#rodent-mites-1125611