Bird Lice Facts & Information

Protect your home or business from bird lice by learning techniques for identification and control.

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Treatment

How do I get rid of bird lice?

What Orkin Does

Controlling these pests begins by identifying the source of the infestation. Due to the large number of bird lice species and their rapid rate of infestation, a pest control professional will need to be consulted to manage the population.

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Behavior, Diet & Habits

Understanding Bird Lice

Appearance

The color and size of bird lice will vary from species to species.

Life Cycle

Bird lice eggs are laid on the shaft of birds' feathers and hatch after a few days. Young bird lice then develop through several stages before becoming mature adults. Lice cannot survive away from their hosts for more than a few days.

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