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Has anyone had bird mites in their home?

I've got an infestation of bird mites in my house and they are absolutely driving me mad.I can not sleep at night because my bedroom is crawling with them.In fact as I type this they are crawling up my legs!! I've tried bug sprays,bombs,fogs,nothing seems to kill them.I called the pest control guy and he just about laughed in my face,then told me $4500 for a complete fumigation job.Out of the question, too much money.Has anyone any suggestions besides burning down the place??

Asked By: WAKE 99 - 10/10/2007
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That has to be the worst thing, having mites in the house... More
Answered By: no_ big_thang - 10/10/2007
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yeah until i ate them
Answered By: elmuzzy - 10/10/2007
 
no
Answered By: Pj - 10/10/2007
 
what in tarnation is bird mites?
Answered By: Lestie Lou - 10/10/2007
 
Yikes! You could try a systematic cleansing of your house, room by room and keep the clean rooms sealed from the still bugged rooms. However, I doubt you'd be able to get every bug and eventually they would come up in full force... More
Answered By: Lunar Sarah - 10/10/2007
 
We had them for a while when I got rid of an empty bird nest on our patio. Try washing all your clothes, linens, etc, like when people get lice, also, borax sprinkled in the carpets or the product called "Fleabusters" might work. You can probably get this from a pet store or pharmacy.
Answered By: knittinmama - 10/10/2007
 
I had another type of mite once before, so I know how frustrating that can be. This site seems to have some good info on it: http://birdmites.org/index.html Good luck!
Answered By: kristen - 10/10/2007
 
BORAX works great sprinkle some of that "20 mule team " on the bed, carpet, floor...And watch those buggers die die....It causes them to not be able to breath... PS it kills fleas, Dust mites, cockroaches and bed bugs too
Answered By: Daniel D - 10/10/2007
 
Growing up on the farm we had barn swallows living in the eaves of the house. My sisters started to itch. My folks didn't know what it was from, then my ma saw the peppery little buggers on the sheets... More
Answered By: cowboydoc - 10/11/2007
 
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