Aug 01, 2016 - 07:07 AM
If you think you are in the less than 1% of this group, then here is what I would recommend BEFORE applying any pesticide indoors.
1) Get a sample and get the species identified. Not knowing the species of bird mite will lead to control failure.
2) Find the source. The source is ALWAYS either an abandoned bird nest, or a nest that has been removed. If you can't find the bird nest you WON'T control the mites.
3) Don't believe everything you read about bird mites online. I have been involved in litigation over this issue and can tell you it is very RARE, COMPLICATED and DIFFICULT to manage and control.
If you do indeed have bird mite issue, then I can help you develop a plan for control.
Martin's IGR is practically useless against bird mites.
Aug 01, 2016 - 03:40 PM
Temprid Ready Spray, Flee, Precor 2620, Ultracide are all designed to kill fleas, ticks and host of other insects. Most of these contain an IGR mixed with an adulticide. These products can be sprayed on carpets, floors, bedding, upholstery, etc with little or no damage resulting. Outdoors, using a microencapsulated product such as Demand CS or Onslaught Fastcap will give the best results. Most IGR's don't work outdoors very well, so a wet spray will give the best results. Whatever you decide to do, just know that it will take several applications, approximately 10 days apart to get control. Dusting the attic, crawl space or even outdoors may not be necessary. Dusts are messy and generally no good when they get wet. The use of wet residual insecticides in my opinion will give the best results. Just be sure that it is dry and that when you apply these products it is not raining and they have a chance to dry. Hope this helps. Ron
Sep 26, 2016 - 07:19 AM