Birds are often parasitized by mites, and mites are common around nests. However, sometimes these mites can also enter homes and become a temporary nuisance to people.
- Bird and Rodent Mites in Homes
This is a bothersome group of mites that parasitize poultry, wild birds, and rodents. When their normal host is not present they may also bite humans, causing discomfort and sometimes skin irritations. University of Minnesota Extension Service.