need help some one please

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by missusdove, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. missusdove

    missusdove New Egg

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    am very new to a this pigeon stuff so sorry if i ask any daft questions :/ but i have gt some new rock doves and i want to flea them get rid mites tick wat eva they may have and my avairy what is safe for me to use to put in my nest boxes to get rid of mites??
     
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  2. albert w

    albert w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no such thing as a daft question! For bug and parasite control, I use permethrin. It comes in concentrated form, then you mix with water and apply with a spray bottle or pump-up sprayer.
    I remove all birds from the loft, remove all bedding from floor and nest boxes, then spray all surfaces (especially corners and cracks where bugs hide) until the surface is just damp. Let it dry (depends on your weather but anywhere from an hour to a day). Then put in fresh bedding and the birds go in last.
    I use permethrin on the birds also. Just a small squirt of the diluted mixture under each wing and one on the vent area and your good for months. If you have very young squeakers in nests, you'll have to hold off.
    That's my program and it's always worked with no I'll effects. Wear a mask while spraying though. And avoid getting it in your birds' eyes when spraying them. It helps to have an extra pair of hands.
     
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  3. missusdove

    missusdove New Egg

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    that a massive help thankbu for having the time to help me :)
     
  4. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I USE ADAMS FLEA AND TICK PERMETHRIN IS USED IN IT .EASY TO APPLY COMES IN A SPRAY BOTTLE WALMART PET STORES CARRY IT
     
  5. albert w

    albert w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I could help. And don't be afraid or embarrassed to ask questions. Everybody on here was a beginner at one time and they're more than happy to help others who are new to the hobby.
    Enjoy your birds!
     

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