Is there such a thing as using TOO MUCH Sevin Powder for Lice?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jkzimm04, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. jkzimm04

    jkzimm04 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got two silkies who had some lice on them. I gave them a good dusting with Sevin powder. My question is, do I have to get the excess powder off of them or is it okay to leave excess on them. I am worried if it gets into their food or water. Thanks in advance. At first I thought it may be good to let it on and kill those buggers but am now second guessing myself.
     
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Hmmmmmm I hope not, because whenever I dust my birds they all look with. Even though I only have 4 (3 are Silkies) who really are and I have a lot of birds. Mostly FBCMs, so unless it's flying off of their heads and they start coughing I think you're OK. LOL


    BTW I dust pens and coops and I'm not stingy with the stuff. They should be fine.
     
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  3. jkzimm04

    jkzimm04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I went out to check on them and I couldn't believe how the lice were falling off of them! I never had to deal with lice! Sevin is awesome!
     
  4. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:Yes it is!
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    is it okay to leave excess on them

    They will shake it off and it will kill any mites where it falls.​
     
  6. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    only if you have a large amount of money and you don't have to worry about buying more...pour away!
     

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