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Mite clean up question...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MCArt20, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. MCArt20

    MCArt20 In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2016
    So in blasting the coop with water to flush out mites, out of the cracks and crevices - I know they are fairly hardy things- so am I just sending them flying out of the coop (or onto me) only to have them return later? as opposed to killing or removing them permanently. Water won't kill them- so should I be blasting them around- sending them to all areas of the garden? Thanks..., thoughts appreciated....

  2. chickcrack

    chickcrack Songster

    May 27, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    I personally would kill them where they are. Then do a thorough cleaning of the coop and retreat in 7-10 days. Although I don't love using it I sprinkle sevin dust in the coop bedding and along ends of perches where they attach to walls. Pay most attention to corners, edges and cracks. You need to treat each bird as well whether you see mites on them or not. I get northern fowl mites and find this the fastest and most effective.

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