Red mites in my home
I noticed yesterday that there were red mites in my budgie cage. The budgie was out at the time so I bleached all his cage/toys and poured boiling water on everything. When I got the budgie back in the cage, I checked my cream curtains where he sits and found some on there. I have put my curtains in the wash but I'm worried that the mites will be in the carpet and settee as he walks around the front room when exploring.
A few forems I've looked on says the mites will feed of human and dog blood if it can't get to the bird. I'm worried now that they are just gonna keep multiplying in my funiture and will infest my dog or feed off my family. How long can a mite live without food, do I need to treat my dog as a precaution, how do I get rid of them and when I got the bird, will he already have had the mites from the breeder or is it something they can just get? Hope you can help :-(