Protecting your property in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware from mites is an important part of ownership for your home and business. Mites are small insects that cause irritation to humans and plants. There are thousands of different types found throughout the world, so properly identifying them is key to controlling an infestation. To protect your NJ, PA, MD, or DE, home or business you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What are Mites?
Mites are mostly microscopic. Pest control experts at Viking Pest explain mites can resemble ticks although mites are smaller and have longer, more delicate legs. Mites break down decomposing organic matter, are adaptive, and make their homes in a wide variety of habitats. Bird mites, or bird lice, prefer warm and humid living conditions and are most active during the early months of spring and summer.
How Do I Identify Mites?
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains mites have tear-shaped bodies, with six long legs. Mites are different colors, and some species can be transparent and are small but can get to as large as 6mm long. Most of them have a tan or brownish color. There could be allergic reactions, such as with dust mites, and damage to plants and property caused by mites infesting birds and their nearby nests.
How Did I Get Mites?
Exterminators at Viking Pest state you can get mites by changes in humidity levels around your home or business. Anything that creates moisture can contribute to an infestation and can cause mite populations to increase. Bird mites are naturally found where birds have accessible water, roosting spots, and sources of food. When birds nest in trees, property exteriors and interiors, they bring their parasitic mites with them. Also, second-hand furniture that had been infested may bring them into your home or business.
What Are the Effects of Mites in and Around My Home or Business?
An infestation of mites can impact the health of people in or around your home and business. They can become a nuisance when mites enter the property due to their ability to lay thousands of eggs quickly. There can be severe skin irritation, itching and, in extreme cases, dermal damage if mites pest control steps aren’t taken to exterminate them.
How Do I Get Rid of Mites and Prevent Mites?
Moisture control can be helpful when trying to control mites. Pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend keeping your home or business well-ventilated. Close gaps or openings around your property, and use a vacuum if nests are found. However, adequate mite treatment and mite prevention often require the help of a pest control professional.
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent mites from invading your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling mites from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1- 800-618-2847 or schedule online today!