Permectrin ll for lice/mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Debbiesflocks, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chirping

    Jul 20, 2011
    So as much as i hate to say it my chicken house is infested. I bought Permectrin ll concentrate. I am going to remove all the birds from the barn and put them in wire cages till i get it cleaned and sprayed. I want to spray it from ceiling to floor. Then i want to treat each bird before it goes back in the barn. I bought the powder permectrin to treat the birds with. I will not put any litter in the barn as i want to re-clean and spray in a week and retreat the birds. This is my first infestation with lice or mites so any help or advice will help.

    I will also add the barns are on skids and sit about 8 inches off the ground. should i fire up the tractor and move the barns and treat the ground under them.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I would dip the birds also then when their dry use the powder as a immediate follow up and again in 2 weeks to break the egg cycle.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The life cycle of the Northern Fowl mite is 4 days, but with lice is different:
    Al6517 is correct in saying 2 weeks will need a repeat. (see website)
    I retreat for Northern Fowl mite at around 10 days to kill the hatching eggs.

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