If one mite has eight eggs per clutch, in just 12 short weeks you end up with 244,140,625 mites. This little problem can quickly become out of control if not properly handled.
Fast treatment is vital in red mite infestations. There are many methods for monitoring red mite infestations that can detect first mites, record population dynamics, and help determine when to treat and the effectiveness of treatment. These methods include:
- Mite monitoring score
- Mite traps
- Examining feathers, dust and dried droppings
Once an infestation is monitored sufficiently, treatment methods can be applied.