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Forum topic by interpim posted 05-19-2011 01:24 AM 1188 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2011 01:24 AM

OK, so it’s a 1 car garage, but it only has tools in it, but it has become infested.

I have taken 3 showers today so far to get the millions of bird mites off of me.
It turns out, that a couple sets of birds have gotten through the soffets and have built 2 nests… one has hatched and left, the other still has chicks in it. But, today i found out that their mites have now moved into my shop. Boy do they itch!

Anyways, I have the exterminators coming by tomorrow… hopefully the bugs go away. They are making my shop time unbearable!

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 05-19-2011 01:29 AM

My wife ran into the same problem when visiting friends after several showers the only thing that got rid of them was a dip in a pool. I hope you get rid of those bad guys.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 01:47 AM

love the birds but hate the mites and bugs they brings with them

whats up with you Jim …. talked tooo much with larry down under
or just execising walking on the ceilling :-)

take care

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#3 posted 05-19-2011 05:44 PM

Lol, I got a nice wake up a week or two ago…

I stumbled out into the shop to grab a screwdriver early in the morning, didn’t bother to turn on the lights as I know my shop by Braille.


I woke up a couple of sleeping birdies that had somehow found their way in the night before and decided to take a nap on my workbench.

I am now recovering very nicely from my subsequent heart attack! (j/k)


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#4 posted 05-19-2011 10:38 PM

Unless you seal all the openings where the birds get in, the problem will persist. Birds got into my shop and destroyed some of the ceiling insulation and bombed away on the surfaces of my saw, workbench, etc.

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