Bird mite infestation in Atlantic City

This is an article from the Press of Atlantic City, about a young woman who had a bird mite infestation after birds nested near her air conditioning unit: Chickadees nested in a protected area adjacent to her air conditioner outside the window of her Brigantine apartment. It was pretty cool getting a close-up view of […]

Bird mites and other itchy problems

This Body Odd article begins with Nina Bradica’s bird mites story, and reminds us that bird mites are a rare occurrence. While bird mite infestations in humans are rare, they do happen, says Dr. Richard Zack, associate professor and chair of the department of entomology at Washington State University. The most common infestations occur in […]

Bird mites in the news

Bird mites have been in the press a lot recently as Nina Bradica, a Levittown, NY woman, was removed from her home and taken to a hospital: Speaking by phone from her hospital room, Bradica said Friday she was “hanging in there” but could still feel the mites moving around on her skin. “I feel […]

Pet gerbils source of avian mite infestation

Does your family have pet gerbils? If so, they are a possible source of your itchy skin condition, according to this 2001 article in the Archives of Dermatology. Avian Mite Bites Acquired From a New Source Pet Gerbils Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature Anne W. Lucky, MD; C. Paul Sayers, MD; […]