Lice and mite treatment

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kwhorne, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. kwhorne

    kwhorne In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2009
    I have just finished my first hands on treatment for lice /mites. I used a product from Adams called tick,flea and lice treatment for puppies. It's all I could find made by Adams at Wal-Mart, but it did have pyrethrin. Will it be effective? I sprayed under each wing, near the vent, and behind the neck of each bird. I also dusted inside the coop earlier today with poultry dust.

    Any thing else I should do? I've never treated for lice/mites this before and would appreciate feedback or suggestions.


    BTW, my birds are so ticked at me right now I probably won't see an egg for a week.
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    I just treated my birds recently with powdered Sevin dust, even though it is not recommended. It worked. Now I'm using DE.
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    I use Sevin dust or Adams flea and tick spray. Dust/spray under the wings, at the base of tail, chest, belly, nape of neck, and top of head(be careful not to spray directly in eyes or vent). Repeat one week later and dust everything in their pens with sevin dust or DE(stall dry at TSC). Good luck!

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