Pine shavings to prevent lice and mites?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DainaRose8, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. DainaRose8

    DainaRose8 In the Brooder

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    Hey, does anyone know if spreading pine shavings on the ground in your henhouse will help gt rid of lice and mites? Any answers will be appreciated thanks
     

  2. I have no idea but since red fowl mites like to live in the cracks and crevices in the wood the coop is made of, I suspect that mites might find pine wood shaving to their liking. Cedar wood shavings on the other hand may be a different matter.
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

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    Now this is very interesting to me... simply because I use a product called dermethryn which contains pine oil.... it is a contact killer for mites and lice... I spray the coop and nesting boxes and it smells very strongly for a couple of days after... probably the pine oil being so strong smelling.... so I would suggest that pine is good as a preventative measure for mites and lice
     
  4. DainaRose8

    DainaRose8 In the Brooder

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    Thanks guys
     

  5. Trefoil

    Trefoil Songster

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    I use pine shavings as bedding in my coops, and it didn't seem to have any effect on the mites. Poultry dust worked wonders though.
     
  6. appps

    appps Crowing

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    No. I use them and have had both lice and mites.
     

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