I have been trying to breed canaries for about a year now. Every time that I let them set, I have Mites running out my ears! They almost killed my first batch of chicks! I bought some Scalex, and have been spraying twice a week, but they won't go away. The poison keeps them to a minimum, but I had one on my arm this morning after uncovering the cages. Grrrr. We have like 15 birds and have NEVER had Mite problems until we got Canaries. Are they just really prone to them, or did the selling out breeder who I bought them from give me Mites? He never mentioned anything about Mite problems, but of course, he wanted all those bird gone as soon as possible and it's kind of a turn off when someone selling birds says "Gee I love these birds but they have bugs all the time!". So, my questions are: Are Canaries just mite ridden little birds or did they bring them over from their last facilities? And, will I ever get the mites under control again or am I just stuck with them forever? Please help!