Jul 06, 2020 - 07:48 AM
The real question here is if you are truly seeing bird mites. Or if the the problem is something else. My experience is that 99% of the time, it's not bird mites. Your pest control company can't tell you if it's a bird mite, clover mite, rat mite, red spider mite, or any mite. It takes a special microscope with a trained eye to tell the difference. A University with an entomologist who is an ACARIST can tell you this. A pest control company can't unless their guy is a trained ACARIST.
Best of luck.
Jul 06, 2020 - 01:15 PM
They can't multiply without a food source. However with treatment, the insecticides will cause them to move to other areas. So its not uncommon to find them in new areas after treatment.
The only thing you can do now is to keep treating, and you might also consider using some sticky traps such as the 288i Glue trap placed along baseboards and under beds etc to trap and monitor them. https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-pro...
If they show up keep treating. You have to keep treating until they "cycle" out. Which means that there life forms all complete and then they die off.
Jul 07, 2020 - 06:45 AM
The 288i trap is the best for monitoring. There are no baits for bird mites. Trapping will only allow you to monitor the infestation to let you know if they are still around. Traps will not control them.
I would suggest talking to your pest company and develop a strategy for control. Don't expect elimination with 1 or 2 treatments, although it is possible. Just don't expect it.