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Re: red mite

Post by bigjim » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:03 pm

Only had red mite once. For a sachet of ficam w off ebay. Five litres of solution made up and sprayed the shed. After two hours the birds can go back in. Kills everything that crawls.
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Re: red mite

Post by dye29 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:31 pm

hi all ive tryed something a poultry farmer told me to do , i have spare shed now and moved hens out of my old one for new ones in month or so he told me to clean shed fully then spray every where with diesel and air out a week or so im leaving a month he said kills everything even red mite so i shal see
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Re: red mite Dergall

Post by happy hen » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:13 am

Has anyone tried "dergall" ? it's available as a concentrate from BHWT to mix as a spray. It's advertised as effective against northern fowl mite and scaley leg.....
For red mite you spray the house and birds after dark when the mites are active.
Dergall is a non-toxic and food-safe treatment which is applied as a spray to the chicken house and can also be sprayed onto birds without causing any harm. It works by mechanical action on the surface of where it is sprayed, creating a three dimensional structure (3D-IPNS™) which immobilises and traps the mites, destroying them. Dergall blocks their breathing apparatus, causing them to suffocate, dehydrate and die and carries on working for approximately three days after it has been applied.

Mixing and using Dergall is easy: mix into clean water at the rate of 10ml to 1 litre, a little goes a long way. Make the product up fresh to spray inside the poultry house, preferably when the birds are in darkness, or at the end of the day to maximise efficacy as mites only come out to find food when it is dark. Only use Dergall freshly mixed, so make up what you need, not the whole container.

Should you have a case of northern fowl mite cut off any debris from around the hen's rear (as this is where the northern fowl mite lays her eggs) then spray her rear and feathers with the Dergall at the same dilution, alongside the inside of the poultry house. Repeat in 5-10 days to destroy any newly-hatched mites from disturbing your birds. Destroy the feather clippings as you want to remove as many mite eggs as possible.

For cases of scaly leg mite, and to prevent it arising in your flock, you can either spray or dip the birds' legs into Dergall at the same dilution of 10ml to 1 litre of water. Repeat in one week to destroy newly-hatched mites.
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