Bird Lice/Mites

Bird Lice

Diseases carried

Chicken mites are known carriers of encephalitis and may also cause fowl mite dermatitis & acariasis. Chicken mites primarily feed on the blood of birds, but will often bite humans. They are commonly found on pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows.

Lice of all kinds enjoy the barrier feathers create, some feeding on the feathers themselves. A variety of such lice also enjoy human skin and hair.

How fast do they spread?

Bird Mites are present in many species across the globe, but are very tiny, almost microscopic, eight-legged parasites that feed on the blood of common birds, and are capable of rapid mass production.

Carried by birds, and dwelling in great numbers within the nests of these birds, Bird Mites become a problem to humans when Pest Birds are nesting in close proximity to where we live or work.