Detection

Medium sized and adult pigeon mites

Fig. 71. Medium-sized and adults pigeon mites. They are usually greyish and pale, flat and move in slow motion. Silhouettes of natural size.

When the large ticks are out in the open, they are easy to see.

The ticks that hide in the cracks and crevices can be chased out with a spraying of an insect repellent spray containing pyrethrin I and II and piperonyl butoxide. Spray into cracks in woodwork, etc., and the ticks will come out of hiding after a few minutes time. Pyrethrin has an irritating effect on the ticks.

In cold environments, this method does not work (because the ticks are hibernating).