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Identify Pest: Mites–Infestations and Mite Problems

Multiple species of mites are common in the New York area, including plant and dust mites. Certain mites, notably bird mites, rodent mites, and raccoon mites will bite–and spread disease, making them a nasty pest.

magnified-dust-miteMites are not insects, but are actually Arachnids, cousins of ticks and spiders. They are parasites, feeding off of the blood, (or skin), from a warm blooded host animal. Mites are extremely tiny–adults of some larger species  are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Others can only be seen with a magnifying glass. They have powerful front gripping legs and jaws that can deliver an outsize bite.

Mites are fast reproducers and their offspring are 95% female. With a good food source a few can multiply into thousands very quickly. Mites can be very hearty survivors, withstanding great extremes in environment, from — 4° below zero F, and as high as 125° F. Mites can also go without feedings for extended periods of time, almost completely shutting down their metabolism until conditions become more favorable or a host becomes available.

Mites are more than annoying, because like most parasites, mites carry and transmit disease throughout the bird and animal communities, both wild and domestic. When they invade human spaces where people live, sleep, and work the problem can impact your health and wellbeing. Mites can spread from one host to another and in short order every member of your family, (including pets — dogs, cats, etc.), and the people you work with or come in contact with can become hosts to mites.

If you think you have mite problem, contact two professionals: Knockout Pest Control and your doctor (and vet for your pets). We can analyze and identify evidence of mite infestation, including its species. Your physician or vet can determine if you have been exposed to scabies or mange.

Mites can be very difficult pest to eradicate. Many home remedies actually spread them. Mites are resistant to common over-the-counter pesticides, too. You also need to know where they hide to eliminate dormant mites and mite eggs.

Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Mites

Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out mites–and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knockout punch to your pest problem every time. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24 hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!

Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations

IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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