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Types of Mites Hiding in Your Carindale Home

Mites are arguably one of the worst household pests you can have. Not only are these guys so tiny they can go undetected until there are thousands, but often they can cause illness in the residents of the homes they infiltrate. While mites are common in many houses, they especially favour ones filled with plants, pets, and older furniture. Here at Combat Pest Solutions, we take the fight against mites, so we've created a list of common mites you may encounter in your Carindale home.



1. Scabies Mites


Scabies is a highly contagious illness that is categorised by tiny-burrowing mites called Sarcoptes scabiei under the skin. Most commonly, the condition is spread by young children in kindergartens, primary schools, and playgrounds, but can be easily spread by any skin-to-skin contact with an infected individual, such as handshakes or hugs. Signs of scabies include a blister-like rash, intense itching, and small mites crawling on surfaces the individual touches.


2. Bird mites


While watching birds in your backyard is a great pastime, be careful letting these guys get too close to your home.


Bird mites are extremely common and hard to get rid of, as they can survive off any warm-blooded creature - not just birds. If you have a nest of birds in your backyard, be on the lookout for these mites once the nest is abandoned, as bird mites will make a move towards your home in search of a meal.


3. Dust mites


Dust mites are common mites that love dirt, warm temperatures, and high humidity, so if your plants are inside of your Carindale home, these guys will be sure to show up.


While dust mites are one of the more harmless mites on the list for many, removing them still poses great benefits to your health. These mites can spike reactions in those with asthma or hay fever, so removing these guys can make your home feel clean and help you breathe easier.



Overall, no matter the mite, mites are one of the worst pests you can have inside your Carindale home. They itch, cause illness, and overall bring a state of uneasiness.


If you're worried about mite infestations inside your Carindale home, don’t worry, Combat Pest Solutions offers Brisbane pest services to help you rest easy again.


If you are a Brisbane homeowner and have any questions about a potential infestation, don’t hesitate to contact our team by phoning 0419 734 501 or emailing scott@combatpestsolutions.com.au



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