I have what I believe are red mites living in the coop. They come out at night, I find them mostly in the nest boxes and on or around the roost. They swell up and turn red (after a feed I'm assuming).Can you get mites from hay? I had just put in fresh hay a week before I noticed any mites. I took out all the hay and really swept well. I then just lots of DE in nest boxes, floor, and roosting bars. I put in pine shavings incase mice or something got mites in the hay we have stored. I also have been using a spray that is recommended in FreshEggsDaily. Its water, oil, and dish detergent. It kills them on contact. I thought I was doing well, I even gave them dust baths in de and wood ash. But, the population appears to have increased. Has anyone sucessfully totally rid the coop of the monsters?! I have 17 birds and a large coop the is 8x8,x8, so I cannot presure wash it, it would never dry or drain. And temps are dropping this week to below freezing and snow is on its way. So looking for a dryer method. Can de totally eraddicate red mites if dusted in every crack and cranny? I know my methods didnt cover every nook and thats why it failed. Also, I find these bugs on me when I come in from the coop, I have felt on bite even. Can they infest my house and feed on people while they sleep?? I have been leaving my coat and boots outside. Someone help me please!!