This red mite killer spray is really designed for when the infestation has broken out beyond the power of natural powders.
Red Mite Killer Spray
Red Mite are the poultry keeper's nightmare but will understanding they are easy to control/erradicate. The red mites eggs are almost impossible to kill. Yes I know there is this spray that says this it can kill eggs too, but as far as I am concerned, it may as well say it flies to the moon because I have tried and tested these claims and to my testing they are false. Creasote was the only product I found to kill the eggs but losing a house for 4 weeks before I can move chickens back in is too much.
So what does this spray do? Well if you have an infestation, you need to let out your chickens, clean out the bedding, burn it or throw it away. Do not add it to a nearby compost bin. Then spray this can in all the nooks and crannies of the house and definitley around the perches. Close the house for 30-40 minutes (Allowing No Birds In) then replace the bedding and allow access to the birds again. The MITES ARE DEAD.
But the eggs are not! So in order to wipe out an infestation, I recommend you do the whole process again in 7 days, I know it says on the can that it is great for 6 weeks, but please trust me and do it again in 7 days. At this stage the infestation will be gone.
Great Red Mite, Chicken mite control.
To give an idea of how much you need - 250ml should do 2 treatments of our up to 6 Poultry House
I recommend a regular dusting with our Red Mite Powder at this stage, as a regular control. Using chemicals around birds that are laying your dinner is not really the best thing in the long term, this spray should only be used at infestation stage.
If you have used this spray then I also recommend adding Pro-Poultry-Vits
to your birds diet for at least 7-14 days, which should keep the poultry bright, and lower the chance of secondary infection.
Now the bad news - where did the infestation come from in the first place? If your house has a felt roof or insulation then I am afraid it is unlikely you will ever to control outbreaks as you can not get to where they live. You will need to remove and replace the roof with a new material liner or remove the cladding. If you can not get to it then that is where the RED MITE will live.
If you feel this option is not viable then I recommend very regular inspections or your house and if it is too old and frail, then we also offer our own design Chicken Housing.