General information of mites

Mites are small arthropods with two body regions, sucking mouthparts, no antennae, and four pairs of legs. The life cycle of a mite is generally composed of four active stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. The life cycle usually requires one to four weeks and may result in huge populations of mites under favorable conditions.

Bird Mites & Dust Mites

What Are Bird Mites?

Bird mites typically originate from bird nests or bird host areas, such as barns where birds perch. They can be brought into the home on infested items, like pet carriers or second-hand furniture that may have been exposed to host sources. They may also be on the hunt for food should their last source have run dry. Quick action is necessary to prevent bird mites from becoming a more serious problem in your home. Identifying them early on can help reduce their numbers and treat the problem accordingly.

Bird Mites Size comparison to Singapore 50 Cent coint

Can Bird Mites Affect Humans?

Generally, mites are barely visible to the naked eye. They breed on the host bird (i.e., poultry, pigeons and starlings) and will leave the body of a dead host to seek a new host in large numbers, and wander over walls, ceilings and bedding. Bites from mites can cause itching and dermatitis. They can survive two to three weeks away from the host.

These seven-legged arachnids cause a multitude of problems not just for birds but humans too. Bird mites have become increasingly common in recent years and can travel between birds and houses, making them difficult to get rid of. While bird mites primarily live on birds and feed on their blood, they may infest humans if the environment becomes too warm or dry for them. These mites may bite humans, and cause itching or rashes. In some cases, bird mite bites may also lead to secondary skin infections which require medical treatment. It is therefore important to take proactive steps to identify and remove bird mite infestations from one’s home – such as sealing cracks in walls, vacuuming regularly, and washing linens frequently – to avoid potential health consequences from these pests!

Bird Mite Bites

What Are Dust Mites?

Dust mites are very small, insect-like pests that feed on dead human skin cells and thrive in warm, humid settings. Dust mites are too small for us to see. They are not parasites that bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. Instead, people who are allergic to dust or dust mites are reacting to inhaling proteins in dust that comes from dust mite feces, urine or decaying bodies. Any swelling (also called inflammation) of the nasal passages caused by dust mites is considered a dust allergy.

Dust Mite Sources

Dust mites occur naturally and can appear in nearly all homes; Dust mites can live in the bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets or curtains. 

Humidity is the most important factor in determining whether a house has high levels of dust mites. This is because dust mites do not drink water like we do; they absorb moisture from the air. In areas with low humidity, like deserts, dust mites cannot survive.

Unlike pet allergens, dust mite allergens do not usually stay in the air. Instead, the allergen settles quickly into dust or fabrics. These allergens cling to bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains, which also serve as nests. Most exposure to dust mite allergens occurs while sleeping.

Control Measures
Finding and eliminating bird nests in the house or building is the first step in bird mite control. This is followed by spraying Emit Mite Spray in the bird nest and its vicinity. Spray into cracks, crevices and corners and other such general areas.


CONTENT: 450ml

Model: EM-2615


EMIT Mite Spray is a ready-to-use aerosol spray formulation. When sprayed, it provides control of mites with a fine mist of natural plant extracts consisting of Eucalyptus Citriodora oil (H/C) and Geraniol oil. Contrary to popular misconception, mites are not insects but are eight-legged arachnids, relatives of spiders. Not surprisingly, many synthetic insecticides do not kill mites even though it is effective against many other insect pests. Emit Mite Spray is tested to work and is safe to be used on beddings & fabrics in the indoor home environment. Its plant-based formulation makes it safe to be used around children and pets.
(Test spray at inconspicuous area to check for staining before mass application)

TARGETS: Mites, Dust mites, Bird mites

CONTENT: 450ml

• Eucalyptus Citriodora oil (H/C)....2.0% w/w
• Geraniol ........................................2.5% w/w
• Determined as Non-hazardous.....95.5% w/w
TOTAL .........................................100%

Control of mites, dust mites on carpets, rugs, bedding materials, upholstery, and toys made from fabric.

This formulation works as follows;
(1) Hydrated Eucalyptus citriodora oil (H/C) - Natural plant extracts obtained from the leaves of the Corymbia Citriodora plant by means of steam extraction and refined to increase the PMD level to increase its repellency effect.
(2) Geraniol - Natural plant extracts from Palmarosa grass penetrates deeply into the finely ramified respiratory system of insects and larvae, killing the pests.
Can be safely used around children & pets.

Geraniol Geraniol, the primary component in Palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martini var. motia) was proven in a 2008 research study to be one of the most effective essential oil constituents for naturally reducing dust mites (which can aggravate respiratory allergies) and is considered more effective than DEET

Shake Well Before Use.
Hold container upright. Point valve away from face and press button. (If used on light or delicate bed, upholstery fabrics, test in an inconspicuous place prior to use.)
Wind - Turn off air-conditioners, fans, close doors and windows before spraying.
Personal Protection - Ensure you are wearing eye protection, suitable respirator and rubber gloves before spraying.
Hold can 20cm from the surface and spray in a sweeping motion. Allow 10~15 seconds for each square metre (each can will cover an area of 10 square metres). Leave on. No wiping is required.
Soft furnishings such as mattresses, pillows, base covers, carpets, rugs, couches, curtains, soft toys and pet areas can all be sprayed.
Leave for two hours before re-using.
Spray target areas daily for the first 3 days of treatment. Then spray the target areas once every week cycles until no more itch.


How long does it take to kill dust mites?
Within a day. Natural products takes a while longer than synthetic insecticide.

Is it safe to use on children’s bed?
Yes. Both active ingredients are natural plant extracts and breaks down rapidly in air and safe to use as directed. It is of low transdermal absorption and not a skin sensitiser or dermal irritant.

Will the itches and allergies disappear immediately?
Dust mites do not bite and the itch and allergies are due to immune system's adverse reaction to dust mite fecal droppings and their dead carcasses. The application alone kills 99% of the dust mites. However, vacuuming is still strongly advised to remove existing fecal droppings and carcasses from the fabric. Itches & allergies will greatly improves within a week.

NOT SUITABLE for polished wood, painted surfaces, leather or arcylic plastics. Test small area of sensitive surfaces for staining before wide scale application.






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