Oregano oil against red mites??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CarmenPT, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. CarmenPT

    CarmenPT Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone.
    I'm having a SMALL problem with some red mites in my coops, and i was searching for different ways to deal with it. I found a video on youtube that shows someone using a mix of vegetable oil and oregano oil to swab the perches. Does anyone here use this? Does it kill the mites or just prevent them to go on the perche? I searched the foruns for oregano oil, but all i found was about the benefits of "feeding" it to the chickens.
    Sorry about the writing....
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Oil is the active ingredient. It smothers the mites and their eggs. Diesel fuel or used motor oil works better than extra virgin olive oil and it cost less.

    It is a personal preference but I like sea salt and black pepper on my red mites.

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist. [​IMG]
     
  3. CarmenPT

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    LOL.... if you want i'll send them all to you already seasoned..... [​IMG]
    Used motor oil didn't work, diesel i didn't try yet ( almost as expensive as olive oil around here [​IMG] )
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2016

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