I just got off a disturbing but informative site called the bird mite forum- people who had been living nightmares of mite infestations and everything that goes with it. I'll check my 4 birds in the morning, but what do I do if they have them? They get out to get dirt baths, but I see them scratching a lot- is this a symptom of mites? What is this product called 7 other posters mentioned dusting their birds with, and DE? Now I'm REALLY paranoid, b/c I've been caring for wild birds intermittently over the years, occasionally removing an unused nest or interesting hatched egg pieces, etc., and now I have my hens. Sometimes I feel like something is crawling on my skin, but I never see anything nobody else in the family really complains about this. My dog is on Frontline and still scratching herself to pieces but without any sign of fleas, and my girls and husband always have allergies I'm starting to think "mites."