leg mites--substitute for kerosene?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mrs.Puff, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard a lot of people use mineral oil & kerosene to help get rid of scaly leg mites. I can't find kerosene anywhere. Is there something else I can use, like lamp oil? Shouldn't just the mineral oil alone smother the mites? My gal's legs are UGLY.
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard of people using Vasoline - petrolium jelly.
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orscheln has a poultry protector spray that I keep on my birds. It seems to work well. I don't know about leg mites but I know it kills mites on the body. I get the concentrate and mix it in a bottle and it last forever.
     
  4. backpack09

    backpack09 Out Of The Brooder

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    You can't find kero in Iowa? Even in the peoples republik of massachusetts it can be had at many gas stations, after showing 3 forms of ID and signing you life away.

    But I would imagine that diesel would work similarly to kero, but don't take my word on that.

    Dan
     
  5. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovemychix--I was gonna ask about that stuff. My Farm & Home carries it, but they've been out of it for several months now. Does it take care of lice also?
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Vicks vapor rubs works well on my Hamburg old hen, she keeps getting them while the others dont.
     
  7. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know Centerville has some.
     
  8. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if your old hen "keeps getting them" does it work? [​IMG]
     
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the bottle here with me. It says Chicken mites, Northern fowl mites, straw mites, and other poultry infested insects. Effective on cleaning away the eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults. It's Main ingredient is potassium sorbate. Hope that helps.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Mrs.Puff :

    So if your old hen "keeps getting them" does it work? [​IMG]

    Yep it would be a couple of months between treatments LOL.
    for the rest of my flock, they have been treated once and never got it again. So I have not kept up with the treatments like they recommended to do so. She had beautiful legs as a young pullet. Nutty girl! I love her no matter what LOL!​
     

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