Uh Oh. Looks like one of my girlz has mites. What to do?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by amsunshine, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. amsunshine

    amsunshine Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    I've heard a lot of different solutions for this--Sevin Dust, diatomaceous earth, tea tree oil, coconut oil, dips...what's the best one? TIA
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    I use the 5% Sevin Dust, or some other type of insecticidal dust like this http://www.bayeradvanced.com/insects-pests/products/complete-brand-insect-dust-for-gardens. Put about half a cup in the toe of a stocking to make a pouf. Hold you hen still, you can set her on an outdoor table or bench, or on the ground. Pounce the pouf under the feathers on the back of her neck, under her wings, and around her vent. That should take care of her "company". You can also sprinkle some in her nest box and under her roost.
  3. huntercf

    huntercf Songster

    May 17, 2010
    I had red mites on my girls and I dusted them with Sevin-5 and now I can't find any mites. Good stuff.

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