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How cold does it have to be to kill mites?

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I keep reading about mites on here.  It is winter time, doesnt the cold kill them? I was hoping for a reprieve this winter.

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Originally Posted by ryanhodapp 

I keep reading about mites on here.  It is winter time, doesnt the cold kill them? I was hoping for a reprieve this winter.


If mites are on your birds it won't matter how cold it gets the birds body heat will provide enough warmth to keep them alive. JMO I'm no expert.

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I didnt think of that.  I dont think I have any right now, so I am hoping everything gets killed this winter.

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The northern fowl mite and lice live on the chicken. Red mites live in the coop.

Here's a nice link:
http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html

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