What is rodent mites?
There is no doubt that rodents are the pests that any of us want to get rid of, not only because they cause damage to our property but also our health as rodents carry parasites known as rodent mites. Rodent mites are a less common problem for humans than bird mites, and tend to be connected more frequently with industrial buildings or maybe warehouses than non-commercial premises.
Rodent mites have a lifecycle that last around two weeks. Adult and immature stages of rodent mites use rodents as the source of their food. If the rodent that acts as a host is killed or removed, the adult rodent mites that are left in the nest or on the dead host will leave the location and start to search a new host. Rodent mites can go without a blood meal for nearly two weeks and during that time they can come in contact with humans. While they cannot feed on us in order to complete their life cycle, they will still bite us.
Even though there are no diseases transmitted to human through the bites, these bite marks still cause the irritated and itchy feeling to our skin. There are many ways that can relieve the itch, however, there is no method that can completely remove the irritation.
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Since all mites cannot be seen by naked eyes, it is difficult to identify whether your are bitten by rodent mites. Hence, the best way is to get helps from a professional pest controller. The pest controllers will do an inspection and create a treatment plan based on the specific situation. Call our pest control services at Masters Pest Control Sydney on (02) 8007 4666 to schedule an appointment. We open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Also check out our other services below: