Delaware Mite Control
Mites are little bugs that are unpleasant to look at and cause discomfort for humans and plants. Unfortunately, there are thousands of species of mites found in locations all over the world, including Delaware. Mite infestations are difficult to beat so understanding mite behavior and learning about the best prevention methods is crucial. Knowing where to turn for proper treatment if you have an infestation is also important.
What Are Mites?
Mites are bugs that eat diverse types of organic matter. There are many diverse types of mites and each has a preferred home and food. Some infest birds, others infest plants, and others even infest the dust bunnies under your bed, explain the DE pest control experts at Viking.
How to Identify Mites
Mites are exceedingly small. Depending on the species, they range in size from microscopic to about 6mm long. As stated by our certified entomologist, mites can be red, orange, green, or transparent, but the majority are some shade of tan or brown. They have teardrop-shaped bodies with six legs. They look like ticks, but their legs are longer and a bit more delicate.
What Problems Can Mites Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners?
Mites infest many types of plants and crops and can cause a lot of trouble for farmers in Delaware. For homeowners and business owners, the main concern is the health effects on humans. Some types of mites will bite humans and animals to feed on their blood. Many types can cause irritation and itching in the skin. Even those that do not bite humans, like dust mites, can still provoke allergic reactions, explain our DE exterminators.
When Are Mites Active in Delaware?
There are many diverse types of mites and, unfortunately, they take turns being active. According to our pest management professionals, some are cool-season pests while others prefer the warm season. For example, the cereal rust mites that are common in Delaware are most active during the cooler months, but clover mites prefer the summer months.
How to Get Rid of Mites in Delaware
Mites can lay thousands of eggs in a noticeably brief period, allowing infestations to take root rapidly. Thus, the best method of controlling mite infestations is to not let them get started. If you do find a mite nest in your Delaware home or business, our pest control experts recommend taking the vacuum to it and then call a pest management professional ASAP. You have more than you need to get rid of. Also, mites like water so properly ventilating your building to prevent moisture buildup helps keep them away.