Bird and Rodent Mites
Bird and rodent mites are tiny, parasitic arthropods that feed on the blood of birds and rodents. They can also bite humans, causing skin irritation and other health problems. Bird and rodent mites are usually found in areas where birds or rodents live, such as attics, barns, and bird nests.
Appearance of Bird and Rodent Mites
Bird and rodent mites are very small, measuring only 0.2 to 0.4 millimeters in length. They have a round body with eight legs and two antennae. The color of bird and rodent mites varies from white to gray to brown. They can be difficult to see with the naked eye, but they can be seen under a microscope.
Bird and rodent mites can move quickly when disturbed, making them hard to catch or remove. They reproduce quickly, so it is important to take steps to control their population if they are present in your home or business.