Mite Identification & Treatment

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by missgolightly23, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. missgolightly23

    missgolightly23 New Egg

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    Northern fowl mites???? Not sure what exactly I'm dealing with...my broody hen had crusty scabs and bleeding on her face, and then I saw clear grayish bugs running around her feathers near her head and face...maybe about 20 or so. Cleaned out and sprayed entire coop with bleach/soap/water solution and poultry protector, put DE and permethrin down on coop floor under fresh pine bedding. Dusted all my birds the best I could with garden and poultry dust (permethrin), and used drops of ivermectin pour on at the neck area, and above the vent area. The next day I found the bugs in the picture, alive, floating in the water near the broody hen. Since then I have seen a few more light colored bugs in water dishes in the coop, a few on the food bag in storage in the coop, and a few when I cleaned out the nest boxes...even found a few on me! YUCK!!!! Hoping they have gone away, but not sure if I need to re-dose with ivermectin or not...
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

    Try using Adams flea & tick. That's always worked for me.
     
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