Mite identification and treatment help needed

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tjs22, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. tjs22

    tjs22 Chirping

    Mar 2, 2016
    Tonight I went to close up the coop, as it just turned dark, and gather eggs. When I got inside my house with the eggs,I noticed mites crawling on the eggs. I went back to the coop with a light and saw them on the roosts, and nest boxes. Some where clear and some black. Very tiny.
    First time I have ever seen them. I just put in fresh hay a week ago, wondering if they came from that. Any ideas on what kind and how to get rid of them?

  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 6 Years

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Did you check the birds, especially around the vent? At dark, while they are roosting, with a flashlight. Permethrin spray is very effective and easy to use; it's my first best choice for mites and lice, on the birds and in the coop. Look for it at the feed store; a small bottle of concentrate will last a long time! Mary

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