Red Mite Powder
Red Mite Powder and Red Mite Concentrate are effective repellent combinations to be applied to poultry as a proactive ‘0n bird' deterrent to infestation or to rectify an existing problem.
Suitable for use in Organic Farming Systems: Red Mite Powder contains only pure and natural ingredients which are entirely non-toxic. Red Mite Powder was developed for use in intensive farming systems, but is also suitable for use in organic farming systems, as it falls into the exempt category of products which use only plant oils as active ingredients, as listed in Annexe IIB (Pesticides) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (as amended).
Contents: Our formulation uses only 100% natural, non-toxic ingredients known for their excellent properties to thoroughly rid poultry and other birds of all types of mite and lice. Its active ingredient is a synergised tropical plant extract mixed with a blend of herbal and essential oils, all of which are proven very effective for this purpose. Sterilizable maize is used as the carrier and unlike other carriers, it will not metabolise via cuts, abrasions, scabs, grazes or dry flaky skin areas and form granulomas.
Best time to apply : The best time to treat the birds is in the evening, because Red Mite are nocturnal and so feed on the birds as they roost at night. Apply in accordance with the directions for use, directly onto the birds.
Directions for use - Powder application: The powder can be dusted onto the birds or added to the dust bath.
Staying power: Red Mite Powder contains minute slow release granules that remain effective for up to six weeks - depending upon infestation and conditions.
Also Available As Liquid Concentrate Application : This product is also available as a Liquid Concentrate:
Have I got red mite? : An increase in feed consumption accompanied by a decrease in production/growth is signs that a poultry house should be examined for mites. They are often found by looking under loose clods of litter, under slats, in nests or in any cracks and crevices in the house structure. They are evident as tiny red to blackish dots often in clusters.
Hygiene: The risk of the red mite infestation can be reduced by a complete and effective farm hygiene programme, with regular health checks on bird intakes, careful examination to ensure any new equipment brought onto the farm is properly disinfected and effective measures against wild bird contamination. At depletion all equipment should be removed from the house and completely mucked out. Disinfection with our Barrier V1 is essential and the house equipment, slats and fabric of the building should be thoroughly cleaned off. An insecticide may then be used before restocking. With a flock in production that is showing signs of infestation, effective control that is non-toxic to both the birds and the user is essential. BHC based products such as carbaryl and lindane have now been withdrawn from the market and the remaining treatments, which are organo–phosphate compounds, should be avoided.
Life cycle: Red Mite are able to live away from birds for up to 38 weeks and so it is essential that application continues to prevent re-infestation.
Eggs: Red Mite infestation may cause eggs to be stained red with crushed mites or mite faeces, a decrease in egg production or pale coloured yoke.
Outside treatment: In warmer conditions, Red Mite can survive outdoors - even in grass. They will wait until treated areas are no longer a danger.
Available Pack Sizes : 500g Shaker, 5Kg Bucket - also available in liquid concentrate.