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Mite Want to Read This

Our new blog post on The Life and Times of Mites is a fascinating look into the minuscule world of mites. People often ask us about how nest mites affect birds and what, if anything, they should do about them. 

For organisms such as mites, a nest can be an all-encompassing habitat, containing food and shelter. And while many of us may shun the tiny creatures, it’s important to learn about the ecology of nests and the role of these beings in nature. As is often the case, birds are adapted to dealing with parasites, and may not need our help at all.

Read on to discover what these 8-legged critters are up to, and what ecologists have discovered about them through the years.