I wrote an article about red mites here, on facebook. It was originally because we had the mites on chickens, and they transfered to our other pets- rats and cats and dogs. I discuss treatment, prevention etc. Becuase they can infect any species, you do need to treat anyother species that have contact with your chickens or go near where your chickens live etc. goodluck.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/rodentfancy/dermanyssus-gallinae-red-mites/10151848734926251/
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Alan ~ Far West Chicago Suburbs
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