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Would Pyrethrin get rid of mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Quiltslikecrazy, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Quiltslikecrazy

    Quiltslikecrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I am new to chickens and have a pretty bad mite Problem and need some step by step instructions on what to do please! I don't want to use Sevin dust if I can help it but I don't want to loose any hens. So if you have ANY input it would be greatly appreciated, I NEED all the help I can get!

    TIA,

    QLC
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Permethrin spray will work well on getting rid of mites. You may need to have someone help you spray the birds, but one of you can hold them as the other blows or pulls back the feathers and can spray near to the skin. Make sure to check really well around the back of the neck and around the vent. Bugs love to hide in these places and lay eggs.

    Then clean out the entire coop. Nest boxes and all. Scrub around and under roost bars. Mites love to lay eggs under the bars and in cracks. Nest boxes too. Just clean everything down really well and spray with permethrin, Sevin and DE. Use it all if you can. Repeat a week later.

    Same with the birds. Spray them down at least once a week. Keep up with all this for one month. You should be fine.
     
  3. Quiltslikecrazy

    Quiltslikecrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, is there anything else I can do??
     
  4. Quiltslikecrazy

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    Will Liquid Sevin Work?
     
  5. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I don't have an answer to your mite question, I can tell you that Sevin is real toxic to bees, especially in the powder form. They get the powder onto their legs as they collect pollens and then take it back to the hive and has to potential to kill the entire hive. If you decide to use Sevin to treat the mite problem, use it more toward the late afternoon/early evening when the bees are already at home, and liquid in this case is better. :frow
     
  6. Quiltslikecrazy

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    So I dusted them last night, when should I dust them again?
     

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