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Permethrin spray

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Folly's place, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    That's right, I only treat for bugs if I find them! I do look at night, and one bird infested means treating everything. So far so good in my coop though! Mary
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Tonight I checked birds on the roosts, and STILL no mites! Mary
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe it's a coincidence, but still wonderful! Those rotten little house wrens are often in the coop too, and maybe I treated their mites too? Mary
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Mary, you very well could have! :lau

    Starlings are a big problem here, and they love to bring feather lice with them... your advice cleared up that issue for us... I do use the Ivermectin Pour On as well, but I had to treat while I was deworming and didn't want to use the Ivermectin at that time... it worked great and much easier than nasty dust! :thumbsup
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok you all convinced me.....I dust (DE) my girls (5 Wynadottes) monthly as a preventative; vent area & under wings. They're ok but it's a mess. Someone told me about using Adams Flea & Tick Spray (?) as a preventative and have read some thread on BYC about using it. Then I happen on this thread [​IMG] I'll be picking a small bottle of Gordon's Permethrin 10 just to be prepared. Sounds easy & fast results but it's for treatment & not preventative, got it. Thank you for posting your experiences.
     
  7. Rambo34k

    Rambo34k Just Hatched

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    Never had to use spray been dealing with my flock for over 4 years now still they don't have mite's now if a wild animal such as possums,coons can Carrie mite's and once they enter a coop then your bird's will get em best way to deal with mite's is to keep wild animals out from your Coop's and the bird's will be mite free
     
  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    It's the wild birds that bring in poultry mites and lice, and the little devils love chicken feed too! Mammals bring other issues, both eating the chickens, eggs, and diseases to other mammals. Mary
     
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  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I got my goats, the mosquitoes were pretty bad. So I bought horse fly spray (prepared) as it's supposed to work on mosquitoes as well. It did seem to help. The active ingredient was permethrin and it stated it was good for 30 days.

    I have never yet treated for bugs, but know I don't care for DE. Although I don't prefer to use chemicals, sometimes it's the lesser of the evils that we must pursue. I am glad to know I can safely use this product if I need to.

    Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You can make a much less expensive permethrin horse spray with Gordon's. [​IMG]

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