mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by redheadedchick, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. redheadedchick

    redheadedchick New Egg

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    are there any ways to naturally control mites....
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    No.
     
  3. Aria

    Aria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read the Diatomaceous Earth is natural and helps with all pests. Aria
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    DE is a drying agent. It might be a preventative, but not a treatment.
     
  5. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is also something (like all powdered insecticides) that requires you to wear breathing protection to use properly.
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    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.


    AL
     
  7. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I use agricultural lime in the coops. Not sure if it is what you mean by natural.

    Non 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.
     

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