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Fleas & Mites in my ostriches

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Can anyone recommend a product which you can mix in with sand to help control mites and fleas in my Ostriches?

 

Thank you!

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sevin dust will be fine, diatomaceous earth may would even be helpful.

Can get both at Lowes home improvement or Home depot, any garden center etc.

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Thanks for the advice, I'll give one of these items you suggested a try!

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You're  welcome.

 Meant to add if you get the d. earth get the food grade kind, not the kind used for swimming pools.

( If at lowes, home depot it would be in the garden center area )

Personally I think  you'd  have better/faster results with the sevin dust.

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This interests me. I can't get close enough to pull the (sometimes much engorged) ticks from my tame-wild birds. I see them scratching themselves all the all the all the time.

 

The opportunity to examine them under their feathers, to determine the presence of ticks and ? and ?, would be most interesting.

 

A couple of years ago, I killed a four-foot snake, and examined it (before it went on the ants' nest). It had two dozen ticks under its scales.

 

se

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Quickest way to deal with mites and such is ivomec wormer which covers mites and mange as well. All ratites should be wormed twice a year with Ivomec. I use the pig version
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