Mites! Permethrin 10% safe to spray on?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blondiebee181, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am dealing with a mite problem and I have already cleaned out all bedding and used a 10% Permethrin spray on the housing (1.2oz for 1 gal of water) and I dusted DE around the place to help but many people say DE doesn't get rid of them on the birds if they are bad...is it okay to spray Permethrin on the skin? It says you can use it on the skin of dogs in nasty cases but no great info on using it on chickens...
     
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  3. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my mix was slightly more potent, 1.2oz to 1 gal....I sprayed it near the roots of the feathers and dispersed it over the skin with a soft cloth. I hope it helps, one of my older hens has them worse than the others so I went ahead and applied it.
     
  4. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh, the litte f***ers are back!! Either I didn't do a thorough enough job getting rid of them in the first place, OR I didn't get rid of every last one because they have come back with a vengeance! So here is the game plan this time:

    My old hen, Silver has them the worst. They have set up camp around her vent and started laying their little white egg clusters on her feathers (the poor thing) I pulled some of the worst clumps clean out, and then sprayed her bum with permethrin solution.
    I found them on my Leghorn too, so I sprayed her bum as well, the others don't seem to have them, or at least don't seem to have as many so I have held off spraying them directly anyways.
    I cleaned out all their bedding AGAIN, and washed out the coop with vinegar....then sprayed the whole place down with permethrin solution. Then I put in fresh bedding and dusted it with a pest control powder that I got from my local feed store. They recommend it for getting mite infestations under control...it's a combination of DE and permethrin powder.
    Lastly, I filled their dust pits with DE and put them on vitamin water to help keep their little immune systems strong while this little war is waged....

    Did I miss anything? What other advice do you guys have on managing mite infestations?
     
  5. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also is it mites or lice that lay those white egg clusters near the base of the feather?
     
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    Lice.
     
  7. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume they are both gotten rid of in the same way...?
     
  8. SaraBlock

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    I don't know if I'm allowed to post links. But here is a video on treating pests on poultry.


    Apply "frontline for large dogs" to poultry, by putting 1 tear sized drop at back of neck, under each wing, above vent, and below vent. Use a .25 guage needle syringe to suck the medication out of the vial and drop onto bird.
     
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  10. Micah Johnson

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    I just made a mistake, I mixed 1/2 ratio of the formula to water like an idiot and sprayed the coop and the chickens lightly. Are they going to be ok?
     

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