I have been seeing an influx of spider mites in my area. They are infesting lawns and working their way into houses. The regular pesticide I use (bifenthrin) doesn’t seem to be working. I check all the plants inside and outside of the house and treat once or twice, but the spider mites still come back within a week. Any suggestions?
Submitted by Nathan, WA
I work at a university and coming from the roof of one of the buildings seems to be clover mites, which are appearing on a desk in a reception area under a skylight. These mites are visible on the roof, which has stones and is 60 feet up. Some clover mites are appearing at ground level of the building, but, for the life of me, I can't figure out why these mites keep appearing on the roof!
Submitted by George, MD
I have a customer that has a problem with clover mites infesting her house. We treat the house regularly and have tried a variety of products from dusts and granules to several liquid and aerosol products as well. She has no problem with any other pests but these mites do not seem to be controlled by this at all. Some of them are just coming though the weep holes, cracks in her windows and, ...
Submitted by Travis, UT
What is used and how to treat scabies?
Submitted by Marco A, CA
I have a situation that I haven’t encountered in 35 years of pest management experience. I have a location that has a mite problem in just one small cooler in a diary. The problem was first noticed about two months ago, around the same time every year when this facility has large numbers of cluster flies. The area with the mite activity is immediately adjacent to a storage area that has a ve...
Submitted by Mike, ME
Hello again! I sent you and e-mail one year ago about my friend with cheese mites. I was able to treat them with a little cooperation from them for better control at that time. Now it’s a year later and she’s getting them again. What else can I use that will work better for total elimination? They’ve lived there 10 years and have had the cheese mite problem three years today (third year in...
Submitted by chucky, NY
Can a small dog host rat mites?
Submitted by Greg, FL
I was at a home where the customer believes he has bird mites. I couldn’t find anything and I’ve never treated for these before. What are some good products and ways to treat for bird mites?
Submitted by mike, KY
In a past post, you say not to offer pest control for scabies mites...and then say to put out monitors to identify what's there. So, if scabies mites have been identified, would pest service help diminish the mite population while the customer was working on other sanitation to eliminate the threat?
Submitted by Ray, OK
Can mites bite a human and what treatment do you recommend to get rid of them in a home? I do not know the source of the mites.
Submitted by Regina, FL
A friend of mine has cheese/flour mites in his kitchen lower cabinets, as well as silverfish throughout the house. I've read that temperature and moisture are contributing factors. I have never dealt with cheese or flour mites. Do you have any recommendations for any control methods?
Submitted by chucky, NY
I need a product for elimination of bird mites in a house and crawl space.
Submitted by John, TN
During a Bedbug treatment without knowing it I was exposed to itch mites (Scabies). What would be the best protocol to protect myself during and after a bedbug treatment? Also, some background on the itch mite.
Submitted by Larry, NY
I was contacted today by a PMP asking if I've heard of a Dirt Mite and if so how to treat them. I suggested he collect a sample of the bug to properly identify what he's needing to treat, however his customer's doctor diagnosed the problem as Dirt Mites. Do Dirt Mites exist and if so what is the best method for treatment?
Submitted by Connie, MO
The school nurse asked us if the mattress needs to be changed in order to control chiggers. What are chiggers and how do we control them? Are they public health concerns regarding transmitting diseases?
Submitted by Iris, VA
Should a pest control professional treat a house or car for scabies?
Submitted by DAVID, LA
We have been getting more and more calls about Bird Mite infestations. We took on a Bird Mite job a little while ago and it took a long time to eventually eliminate them. What is the most effective method of eliminating them quickly?
Submitted by John, CA
A client of mine has a relative in California who says she has Bird Lice in their house and it is driving them crazy. She said it started with a bird nest outside a window and they are constantly being bitten and / or having itching on skin. Any recommendations?
Submitted by Dennis, TX
Is there a real dust mite that can be treated for by a pest control company?
Submitted by Richard, CO
We have an unknown infestation in a creamer machine in one of the donut stores that we service. They can be seen moving but only in clusters. We have tried cleaning the machine but have been unsucessful in eradicating them. Under the microscope they appear like tiny ticks in shape but microscopic in size, yellowish in color and almost tranparent, possibly 6 legs. They seem to be in clusters tha...
Submitted by James, RI