Bird mite

We’ve had an on going problem with suspected bird mites for 4 years. We recently inspected the exterior of our home and found bird feathers in our attic. We had a company completely remove, disinfectant and reinstall new insulation in the area where the suspected bird nest was found in hopes that this would solve our mite problem. This happened on December 10th. It is now January 4th and these mites are still returning. When can I expect the mite population to properly dissipate. If not, what can I do to properly identify this pest? Toronto.


The persistent bird mite problem – have the mites been identified to species? Most bird mites cannot thrive/persist on human blood, but there are exceptions, such as Dermanyssus gallinae. If this is what they have, eradication can be quite difficult – see Click here for details.