please help identify this parasite!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by camella, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. camella

    camella Chirping

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    I am not sure if these are lice or mite eggs. I think mites, since they are not around the base, but I'm not sure. I live in hot, humid Houston, TX. I also noticed some light brown insects on one of my other hens, who does not have these eggs on her feather. Help! What is this?


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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    They look like some sort of lice or mite eggs. I zoomed in big time to see. Sevin dust or Frontline will take care of the nastys.
     
  4. camella

    camella Chirping

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    Thanks! I kept reading and found out I could have treated them with food-grade diatomaceous earth, Orange Guard, and a new dust bath mix, but not before I rushed out and coated them with Selvin. Ew.
     

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