The bird mites feed on birds and also feed on humans as well as other animals. The mites don’t dwell on humans as it is not suitable to continue their lifecycle on humans. The parasites infect the birds and weaken them. They could raise health issues in birds leading to fatal consequences. Apart from affecting the birds, the bird mites can raise certain health complications in humans(For More Details Click Here).
- A bite of the bird mites causes severe irritation which may lead to itching, swelling and reddish spots on the skin.
- The mites inject their saliva during the bite which causes discomfort.
- The bites of mites may develop secondary infections for the scratching activity on the skin surface.
- Though the bird mites are not associated with transmission of any infectious diseases, swelling, itching and red spots on the skin may lead to potential threats for persons having sensitive skin.