Mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by snowflake, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the best way to get mites out of the coop? put 7's on the birds AM cleaned out shavings and sprinkled DE and 7's any thing else I should do?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    First remove the birds....Take all the shavings out (and I burn them)
    wash the house and run out with hot soapy water and let dry.
    Put in clean dry bedding...You can use DE on the bedding ( I use poultry protector every time i clean the bedding)

    Dust chicks with SEVIN dust and continue to treat.
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is poultry protector and were do you get it? really didn't want to wash it, knew I would have to though, thanks
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Ya u will want to wash it ...sorry [​IMG]
    And Poultry Protector is an natural spray that prevents and treats lice, mites and the eggs they lay....It is safe and none toxic and canbe sprayed lightly with every change or clean to prevent infestation....you can get it at Orschlen or TSC
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thanks, I haven't seen it at TSC but I sure will look next time I go in. Guess washing out the coop will be at the top of my to do list on my day off this week. mean while I intend to dust the birds with 7's thanks again
     
  6. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri

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