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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by redheadedchick, Oct 29, 2010.
are there any ways to naturally control mites....
I read the Diatomaceous Earth is natural and helps with all pests. Aria
DE is a drying agent. It might be a preventative, but not a treatment.
Quote:It is also something (like all powdered insecticides) that requires you to wear breathing protection to use properly.
DE can help as a preventitive but not an infestation, mites will hide in any small cracks and under roost. You will have to remove all your birds to cages, clean out coop & runs, spray down the whole area with a mite insecticide. them dip your birds, let them air dry then powder them down with sevin dust or the like. powder down the coop/runs then return your birds to their coop/runs. this is what I do every yr needed or not and have never ever seen a mite. it just plain works.
I use agricultural lime in the coops. Not sure if it is what you mean by natural.
Some people use Vapona no pest strips.
There was a big discussion on the strips on another large poultry forum and it was deemed safe to use for chickens by those with the correct education.