Chicken Red Mite Smoke Bomb for the coop
How do we know if your birds have a red mite problem?
Look out for:
1) Unusually aggressive behaviour from the flock which will be typified as they peck each other particularly at the base of the birds tail feathers as they attempt to help each other get rid of the mite issue. If left alone, bald patches and blood may appear on the poultry.
2) Egg production will falter and halt completely as the mites literally suck the life out of your flock, leaving no energy for the production of eggs.
Remember: Red Mites can lead to the death of birds.
How do I get rid of Red Mites?
Follow our simple three step program developed in conjunction with Pest Control manufacturer Agropharm, including
- Red Mite powder for application onto bird and house alike.
Where to apply the fumer:
Leave everything in the chicken house as it would normally be, with the exception of the chickens themselves, Open all bedding and try and make everything insider as accessible to the smoke as possible. Light the necessary amount of smoke bombs (see our chart below on optimum use of smoke bombs in chicken houses) and secure the premises for 3-4 hours.
How does Red Mite fumigation work?
By releasing the insecticide smoke into the chicken house, the fumers can access areas as humans we cannot, in particular microscopic cracks and crevices where mites tend to hide especially during daylight hours. The smoke provides rapid knockdown and will instantly kill the mites in the area using the 13.5% permethrin built into the fumers.
Additional information and advice on red mite treatment:
Any treatment must be carried out again after 7-10 days and again after another 7-10 days in severe infestations.
Mites will lay eggs immediately after a blood meal and these eggs will be laid throughout the coop including non visible locations throughout the house. These will then hatch after 7 days and this explains why a complete treatment including fumigation is necessary (we cannot get to every single crack and crevice with spray or powder as some are microscopioc and only the smoke from the fumigation can access these areas ) and we must kill the new generation of mites before they themselves can lay eggs.
Failure to use all three methods risks the infestation surviving as mites may survive sheltering on the birds or in the coop itself if no fumigation is carried out.
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