A month or so ago, we had a pair of swallows start building a nest by our back door, under our porch. My husband and I were going to knock it down because we didn't want to deal with all the poo. Well, we felt sorry for them because they had worked so hard and decided to let them stay. A few days ago we had an outbreak of THOUSANDS of bird mites. I had to relocate the young birds in a hanging basket (they could fly) and take down the nest. Those tiny mites are getting on us, by the hundreds, and the dogs and cats. Yuck!!!! Today a pest control guy is coming to power spray the outside of the home and spray the inside. I have to wash all bedding and bathe the dogs and cats. My 12 year old cats are not going to be happy. I had no idea this could happen. I guess no good deed goes unpunished. I just wanted to let everyone know that this could happen. Has anyone had to deal with this before? By the way, so far my chickens are safe, because they are in the far pasture of the property and I have DE on all the bedding and dust bathing spots.