How do I know I have a mite problem?
There are many different types of mites but the ones that are troublesome to people are:
> The Flour Mite, which feeds off cereal products
> The Poultry or Bird Mite which feeds off the blood of birds & humans
> The Clover Mite which feeds off plants but often moves into buildings.
Why should Mites be treated?
As mentioned Bird Mites can bite humans, Flour Mites can damage and taint food materials and rendering them unpalatable, they can cause respiratory disorders as well as irritation or dermatitis to persons handling infested commodities, Clover Mites are generally only a nuisance.
If Flour Mites are a problem then the infested foodstuffs need destroying and the cupboards clearing and cleaned prior to treatment. With Bird Mites any birds nest needs removing. In all cases the rooms will have to be sprayed so anything that would be damaged by a fine mist of water needs removing or covering. All pets must be out of the room. The areas to be treated must be clean, dust & grease free. Insecticides only work on clean surfaces.
The infested and surrounding areas will be treated with insecticides. All insecticides are biodegradable, almost odourless, non tainting & do not corrode or stain. They are not highly toxic towards mammals but are extremely so to all forms of mite pest.
What do I do afterwards?
Mites like humid conditions & the treatment will only succeed if the areas are kept well ventilated - i.e. windows must be left open at all times & the heating left on. It must be warm & well ventilated. Heating & not ventilating properly will lead to the treatment failing. In the case of the Clover Mite it may be necessary to remove plants & turf from the edge of the affected building. With Poultry or Bird Mites the birds nests must be removed & proofing measures carried out to prevent birds nesting in the future. After treatment do not let domestic animals walk on treated surfaces until dry and if bare skin comes into contact while wet then wash. You may see mites in small numbers for up to 2-3 weeks after treatment. As long as the surfaces that have been treated are not washed or vacuumed the insecticide will remain active for up to 3 months. So do not vacuum, wipe or wash treated areas until a week after the infestation has finished (once dead mites are no longer seen).
We guarantee to reduce the infestation, complete eradication depends on humidity & the successful removal of turf, plants & birds nests depending on which pest is present. Insecticide treatments will only work on clean surfaces.