Mite IdentificationBird mites are 0.5mm long. They have a soft yellow/green body and eight legs. When fully fed the body appears bright red.
DescriptionBird mites feed on birds blood. They prefer warm, moist conditions. Bird mites are commmon in birds nests and poultry houses. Bird mites are capable of reducing bird egg–laying efficiency. In severe cases it may kill young, sick or old birds. In homes, bird mites may bite people in search of food. Egg to adult in 7 days (under favourable conditions). Adult lives approximately 90 days.