Life Cycle of Mites/Lice?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 6KidsFarm, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. 6KidsFarm

    6KidsFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know/understand the life cycle of mites/lice? I was wondering if I left a coop void of chickens for a month would that break the life cycle of the mites/lice?
     
  2. War Chicken

    War Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the species. I know some can go months without a blood meal. They will also be carried in by wild animals as well as any new birds you get.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd spray the coop WELL with a strong bleach solution. and that should kill any mites present.
    After it dries, I'd spray with a Permethrin based "flea" spray to get any eggs that may have survived
     

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