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Residential Pest Control Sydney: Lice & Mites
Residential Pest Control for lice and mites in North Western Sydney. EVO Pest Control can safely and effectively rid your home of lice and mites.
Residential Pest Control for lice and mites in North Western Sydney
Do you have a mite or lice problem or infestation in your home?
There are eight main types of lice (mites) prevalent in Sydney, Bird lice, Rat lice, Grass lice, Clover lice, Head lice, Body lice, Dust mites and Scabies. Mites are not only to blame for many irritating skin and respiratory conditions, they are also very hard to control. Mite and lice infestations can occur inside homes, in bedding, on human skin and hair, in grass and gardens and on domestic pets.
Most of the common mite and lice varieties do not present a problem to homeowners, however, there are two types of mite that can cause illness through infestation of residential buildings.
The most common problematic mite infestation occurring in Australian homes is the Bird mite. These tiny, pin-head sized mites often colonise roof cavities where native birds are/have been present or nesting. The mites can survive for up to 10 days away from the host bird, and can quickly breed into their thousands under the right conditions, migrating into the home through cracks, vents, flues, eaves and roof access hatches.
Although Bird mites are not associated with the transmission of any infectious disease, their bites can lead to severe irritation, rashes and intense itching. Scratching of the bites may result in secondary infections.
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The house Dust mite is also a common problem in Australian homes – so common as to be considered a normal part of everyday life. They survive on shed human skin scales and other debris contained in house dust. Dust mites are generally found in greater numbers in bedrooms, beds and mattresses.
Although harmless to most people, Dust mites may cause allergic dermatitis in some individuals, and are also a possible cause of asthma and other respiratory conditions. The mites are very small and cannot be seen without magnification.
How can you tell if you have a lice or mite infestation in your home?
As mites and lice are so tiny, it can often be impossible to detect and/or identify them. Bird lice may not be visible until they reach infestation numbers, at which time they may be found on windowsills or floors close to attic or roof spaces in the home.
As dust mites are not visible to the naked eye, the only sign that you may have a dust mite infestation could be respiratory distress or allergic reactions.
How to keep mites and lice under control in your home
Controlling mites and lice is a difficult and frustrating task, although there are several ways you can reduce the likelihood of infestation:
- Rigorous and frequent vacuuming of the home, with particular emphasis on the mattress and floor of the bedroom.
- Covering mattresses with a plastic cover and mattress protector.
- Eliminating any nesting birds in the roof cavity, eaves and fascia of your home and sealing up any possible entry points.
- Use of HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestor (HEPA) air filters can be used to capture dust and allergens, including Dust mites.