Originally Posted by liz9910
Is it possible to get rid of mites for good? I treated all of my coops (sprayed the heck out of them) and my chickens with the Elector PSP and I still got a mite on me after picking up one of my chickens. I am really grossed out by the bug thing. Please advise
Do you have any gaps between the wood in your coop? I know the mites like to hide in the gaps, maybe some of them are hiding & the spray is not getting to them? I have lots of gaps between the boards in my coop so I am going to paint it & try to seal up the gaps. BTW we gave our hens a flea bath last weekend & are going to repeat next weekend. They seem a LOT happier today.
The Elector is so expensive I think we are going to try repeated flea baths and maybe the ivermectin also before we bite the bullet & get the pricy stuff. Fortunately I only have 6 hens so it is not too hard to bathe them all.