Mite Removal in Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and surrounding areas – We love the pests you hate
Dust mites have been implicated in causing dermatitis, rhinitis, respiratory tract irritation and intestinal upsets. They are also implicated in the cause and spread of asthma and other respiratory complaints
Dust mites tend to be more abundant in beds than anywhere else in the house and easily become airborne, which means they can be inhaled. Control/eradication of the pest includes drying of the environment and vacuum cleaning. Acaricides may be used on the fabric of the building, skirting boards, floor boards etc. Fabrics should be treated with a non-staining formula and bedding should be washed on a hot cycle. For more information contact a member of the Pest-Away team.
Mites barely visible to the naked eye, thet have eight legs and a round body, and are rarely m noticed until they have built up sufficient numbers to be a major infestation. They are not insects, but related to spiders.
Mites emerge from tiny eggs in a dark crevice’s as a six-legged nymph, growing by shedding skin called moults and getting another pair of legs in the process. Some species of Mites can survive starvation for up to six months.
- House Dust Mite – Nearly all homes have these as they live on our mattresses, feeding on tiny particles of shed skin.
- Furniture Mite – occurs in damp upholstery.
- Flour Mite – infests damp cereals or pasta and causes “Grocer’s Itch”, in people who handle infested commodities.
- Itch Mite or Scabies Mite – causes Mange or Scabies in pets by burrowing into the skin, causing an irritating rash, we can also get Scabies.
- Bird Mites – frequently enter houses from old nests of sparrows, starlings or house martins, or from poultry.
- Harvest Mites – may bite people if brought in on the coats of dogs or on clothing.
- Red Spider Mite – the most conspicuous mite that enters houses. A plant feeder which comes indoors in spring to seek egg-laying sites and again in autumn to hibernate.
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