MITES

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nhorrin, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. nhorrin

    nhorrin Chirping

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    Last year I had a problem with mites. I got rid of my flock in October and cleaned the coop but did not us any insecticide. The coop has been empty all winter with temperatures down to -25 many times during the season. Is it correct to assume the mites will be gone or is more work needed before I start the new flock? I prefer not to use poison if I can avoid it. Thanks
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Mites will be gone, until or unless your local songbirds have been visiting. Mites and/or lice will happen occasionally, unless your flock lives totally indoors in isolation. If they go outside, they will be exposed to those parasites, and need to be treated. How often, just depends. Permethrin spray works great, is approved, inexpensive, and there's no egg withdrawal. Easiest most effective plan.
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