Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Jaffa Cake » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:40 pm

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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Jaffa Cake » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:42 pm

Right got it right this time ... the deadbris around is the dead ones after a smitting session!! You spot the one who survived!!! I so appreciate all your help!!! I am at my wits end!! I hate being out of my house!!
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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Jaffa Cake » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:45 pm

Here it is again
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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Jaffa Cake » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:46 pm

They are as small as pin heads or smaller!!
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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Jaffa Cake » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:54 pm

Lady A,

I think that you might have something here as I am surrounded by field crops!! Perhaps the neighbours haven't noticed them as they aren't worried about their chickens.

What did you do?

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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by rick » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm

Springtails? Mite have 8 legs as adults.
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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Jaffa Cake » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 pm

Hello Rick,

Could be! Had a look and it said that they live in the soil. I noticed that these little buggers are hiding in everything but not in the soil of the plants. I will have another look though! I have had a look at harvest mites too and they look similar. I think that we are getting nearer. I am going to contact the council tomorrow. I went up to check on my chocs tonight and they were happy and squashed a couple on the office as they were starting to come out which means me spaying Sat night at 1 in the morning did nothing! Ahhhhh!!!

Thanks so much for all your help though all of you ... you are giving me hope!

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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Jaffa Cake » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 pm

I am def covered in bites though after yesterday and itchy as hell and it says that the springtail bugs don't come near humans! The plot thickens ...
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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by rick » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:55 pm

Its really starting to sound like the farmer has been busy in the fields, or maybe just the winds, and a whole bunch of stuff has been blowing in. Springtails in clouds for one but also everything else thats living out there (maybe mites too.) If it was me I'd give the house a good vac all over with a dust mask on. Diatom mixed with insecticide is enough to bring anyone out in a rash without harvest mites and the whole gambit to top it off!
The council (particularly Environmental Health) will know all about it, presuming you are not the only one to receive the cloud of intruders.
I suspect you may owe your chooks a grape or two (they have probably eaten the intruders in the run!) and I probably owe your pest control guys an apology for doubting their observations re the conifer in a pot!
Maybe...


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Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Post by Margaid » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:57 pm

They might also be a type of Thrip which come in a variety of sizes and colours. The information is contradictory as some websites say they bite and others say they don't. Apparently they are actually testing to see if you are a plant rather than biting a human deliberately but I don't see that really matters if you're bitten and the bites itch!
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