Red Mites and Sand Fleas UGH !!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenzoo, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Here at the new place i am having a heck of a time with redish/ brown mites and sand fleas!!!! [​IMG] I've dusted and Ivomected, I've adams flea and tick misted the pens and birds... I'm going crazy. [​IMG] I'm getting some yard spray and going to try and get some other stuff for the pens... but it is 20 , 8x8 pens.... lots of chickens..... [​IMG]
    Don't say DE..... that hasn't ever worked for me either.....

    What works for you...... with many birds.

  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    I use


    mix it as directed and I use this once every 3 months

    you might have to use it as needed until you get the the upper hand

    maybe 2 time per week for the first week.

    and then I just seven dust the heads of the chickens too just in case.

    ETA: I have 9 pens total ranging from 12X12 to 10X10 the biggest is 16X24
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Thanks guys .... I've never had to deal with the sand fleas before.... my poor chickies.
    My poor polish start looking good... then those dang mites start using their topknot as a condo.... grrrrrrrr

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by