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Mites

There are a whole range of different mites, including pigeon mites, cheese mites, flour
mitesmites and poultry mites .
Poultry Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae)
Features/biology
Poultry mites are a big challenge, as they can survive a long period of time without eating; and being extremely small (at less an 1mm) also makes them extremely difficult to see.
Problems/Risks
In London, the pigeon mite is the most common mite affecting domestic premises, and, as the name implies, it is associated with pigeon nests and dead pigeons. However, these mites can also affect other nesting birds e.g. Other birds nests that are in a loft area. Pigeon mites can migrate to alternative food sources (e.g. Humans) if their original host (food source) is no-longer present. e.g. If the bird(s) have flown away, or a decaying dead bird has turned to dust.
Other mites, such as flour mites, can cause problems when their numbers become very large, especially in commercial situations; as a heavily infested food product may have to be thrown away.
Recommended treatment
Initially the source of the infestation needs to be identified and removed. In the case of the pigeon mite, this is usually a pigeon nest or dead bird. The nest and associated fouling needs to be removed and the area thoroughly cleaned and sprayed with an insecticide.
The main form of treatment is to remove the source of the mites (usually a pigeon nest or dead pigeon) and thoroughly spray and clean the infected area.

Areas we cover

The majority of the private pest control work we cover is in north and east London. However we do work closely with many councils in these areas, such as: Enfield council pest control, Haringey council pest control, Tower Hamlets council pest control, Hackney council Pest control, Newham council pest control, islington council pest control as well as the City, Camden, Waltham Forest and Barnet.

Delete Pest Control treat all major urban pests:-

rat

Rat control

ant

Ant Control

mice

Mice Control

meal moth

Indian Meal Moth

fly

Fly Control

mite

Mites

moths

Moths

flea

Fleas

pigeon

Pigeon Control

carpet beetle

Carpet Beetle

cockroaches

Cockroaches

wasp

Wasp Control

pest

Textile Pests

bedbug

Bedbugs

beetle

Stored Product Pests

seagull

Bird Control

flour beetle

Flour Beetle