Jun 15, 2020 - 08:58 AM
However, finding and treating the original point of infestation whether it is in an eave, fireplace, attic, wall, etc is the most important thing you can do. I would recommend to use a growth regulator such as Gentrol instead of a synergist.
I'll also mention this - 99.9% of pest control companies are not qualified to identify mite species. This (in almost all cases) can only be done by a University and by a qualified Acarist. These people are trained in identifying mite species. Any pest control company who doesn't use a high powered microscope to count hairs and sphericles is just giving you a sales pitch.
The Mite issues that I have dealt with in most cases are caused by Rats. The rat mite is one of the most prolific mites around. In most cases, remove the rats, treat the area with Bifenthrin or Transport and the problem is solved. Killing mites is not difficult if you stop them at the source.
In the case of bird mites, if in fact it is bird mites, remove the nests, use Cimexa in that area and then use Transport or FastCap in the attic, eaves, and outside areas (eaves, shrubs, etc) and repeat if necessary. Spraying 1 time per week is too often and could violate the label reapplication frequency. Only reapply if needed and don't overapply anything indoors. Use glue traps such as the 288i placed along walls and under furniture to capture them indoors.
Hope this helps.