WHAT Kind of mite and DOES IT MATTER?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Susanjoans, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Susanjoans

    Susanjoans Out Of The Brooder

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    Teeny tiny, look black or brown. See them when they get on my arm or hand, and in coop cracks.

    A couple chickens have pale combs, lower egg production.
    Seeing nothing on birds, but FEEL them crawl on me when I pick them up.

    Will they infest my home?

    Used sevin today after cleaning coop - sprayed the liquid in the coop cracks.
    Should I dust the birds?
    Sevin or poultry dust (permethrin)? Have heard sevin won't kill some kinds of mites.

    Spider mites? I did see lots of spiders when I was cleaning.

    I've been reading on the web and this site - confused by all the info.

    JUST WANT THEM GONE
     
  2. Susanjoans

    Susanjoans Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, and I read somewhere that some mites will get in your respiratory system. SERIOUSLY?

    And do those northern red mites come in the summer?
     
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