Can i use this bug/mite spray in my coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by redhen, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    We're doing a big coop cleaning this weekend and i want to spray down the coop...just in case we have any mites or creepy crawlies in there.
    I havent seen anything..but.... i've had my birds for over 2 years now and have never done any mite/lice preventive. [​IMG]
    But as i said... i've seen nothing...
    So.. anyways i have this stuff..(from when i had my goats...)
    CAP.. Goat Lice Remover/ Barn & Premise Spray.

    Its a brand new bottle...never used.. and i'd hate to have to toss it if i can use it...
    So..i'm hoping that its safe??
    The active ingredient is: Permethrin 8.50% and Piperonyl Butoxide Technical 4.25%

    It dosent say anywhere on the bottle that is safe for chickens..its says for goats and sheep..
    Dosent mention birds at all.. but... it dosent say it cant be used for birds either....
    Its a dilute solution... supposed to use 1 part solution to 100 parts water.
    ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Any ideas?? *i'm impatient tonight* [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The main ingredient Permethrin is safe for chickens, I don't know about PBT. [​IMG]
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! I've never heard of the PBT stuff either... [​IMG]
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Is there a # to call on the packaging?
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Redhen,
    I googled it (Piperonyl Butoxide Technical) and it appears fairly safe. It sounds like it works with the insecticide and combo is better than either is seperately. The dosages varied all over the place, from 1% to 30%.

    Here it says to spray over the chickens. I might not go that far.

    www.pbigordon.com/pdfs/DairyAerosolInsectSpray-SL.pdf

    Imp
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:OOh... thanks, Impie! Yur the BEST! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Hi! Yeah..there was a #.. 877-668-1948
    but tonight when we tried to call it..it wouldnt even ring... weird? Maybe cause its after hours? Or something...
     
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  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    I think it will be fine. You should just do it early, and keep them out for a while right after, and i think it will be ok.
     
  10. redhen

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    Quote:Thanks! Thats the plan.. spray everything early in the morning and keep them out of the coop until dusk... [​IMG]
     

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