Sevin dust for mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ziggywiggy, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever used sevin dust for mites. There is a person in the Turkey section using it. I would think it would be toxic to the birds and could possibly kill them.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

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    I have used it without any harmful effects. It has the same exact ingredients in it as Prozap poultry dust.

    Now, I prefer to use permethrin. You just mix the liquid with water in a pump sprayer, and spray the birds. The residue lasts on the birds for 28 days, so you dont have to repeat it in 7-10 days like you do with sevin dust.
     
  3. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have never used sevin, but I did have mites a month back, and i used Diatomaceous earth under new shavings and in the outside yard. no more mites, it worked perfectly
     
  4. Nif

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    Sevin is very toxic to everything...pyrethrin is suppose to be safer.
    Diatomaceous earth is my pick!
     
  5. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where do you get permethrin?
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

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  7. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've always heard that too about sevin dust. Even a lot of gardeners are adverse to it. I think possiby the reason the persons turkeys are sick is because of the sevin dust but, I need confirmation before I would say anything.
     
  8. Nif

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    DE is used for prevention, if you have an active infestation you need something stronger.

    I have heard this said on BYC before. I would really like to research this because I thought the DE killed pests because the sharp pieces of fossil pierce the lungs of the bugs and kill them.
    But I am not opposed to using pyrethrin just to be sure! Sevin is banned in a lot of areas, I am sure you can find lots of info on the web about how toxic it is.​
     
  10. StupidBird

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    I use DE in the bedding and boxes every time I clean - once a week - and the hens (5 mixed 7 month olds) got mites anyway. One poor girl lost weight before I realized it. I've dusted them yesterday with the permethrin poultry dust, but will have to wait to disinfect the coop until the weather clears (pouring rain). What went wrong? I feel so bad for the birds.

    edited: I didnt type fast enough, someone already answered!
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009

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