Northern fowl mites generally become a problem in homes where bird nests have been built inside, on or in very close proximity to them. Northern fowl mites infest many species of birds including sparrows, starlings, pigeons, robins, and chickens.
When infected young fledglings leave their nests they often also leave behind northern fowl mites. The abandoned mites then tend to wander inside of the home through spaces around windows and doors, and through cracks in exterior walls and around chimneys.
While people are not these mites first choice, once inside a home they will infest and feed on a person’s blood and then medical attention along with pest control services will be needed to stop these mites from feeding on you, your family and pets.