Mite Relapse!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Whitehouse Quail, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    Weeks ago, I had a mite problem on my flock. I bought Permectin to kill them, and it worked like a charm. I knew I would have to reapply in a week, so when I got all geared up, I checked them to see if they still had mites. They didn't, so I left it because I don't like chemicals anyway. Now, it looks like they have had a relapse. How do I keep this from happening? Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. beckt

    beckt Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have been fighting mites and lice for a long time. It did not matter what I used it did not last. I was told to get some Front Line flea and tick spray (not the drops) and use this. I took the advice and it worked beyond belief. A friend of mine had some new younger birds with mites real bad, used it on hers and they are doing great.
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    Thanks, I'll have to try that!
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Just because you didn't see any bugs when you checked the second time, you should have treated again. There were still eggs on your birds and they hatched and reinfested.

    You have to keep up on them.
  5. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    Doesn't the powder not kill eggs? So what good would it have done?
  6. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Are you talkig liquid killer or poultry powder?
    Mites arnt anything to be messing around with. You have to keep up with it even if you don't see aything on them the second week. They come back and fast.
    You need to treat the birds and their area with good and strong poultry powder.
    Because mites are everywhere you cant get rid of them totaly. Once there never goes
    They are on everything. The ground, the walls. And of course the wild birds can bring them back in.

    If you don't get ahold of it then it becomes a big mess. I have seen it gotten so bad on other peoples birds that white ones arnt white anymore. They turn pure black from all the mites. And it will eventually kill them

    Once you have gotten it to where you arnt seeing then you still have to treat periodicly to keep from being an infestation

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    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  7. DianeB

    DianeB Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Most mites only live on the chickens part time, except for Northern Fowl Mites. They are probably still in your yard and coop. Powders only treat the chicken. They are still able to get back on the bird and reinfest them. Sprinkle DE over the area and make sure to clean out your coop throughly. You may want to change their bedding quite frequently until you know the problem is eliminated.


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