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10L (Approx 6Kg)  BUCKET OF RED MITE POWDER (DIATOM) FOR  POULTRY DOGS  & CATS  


 

How to tell if your chickens have Red Mite problems?

 

Your egg production will start to go down as the chickens need to replace the lost blood taken by the Red Mites (which means less energy to produce eggs)

The chickens will start to peck each other where they see the infestation usually just at the base of the birds tail feathers. At this point the problem is likely to be causing stress and is getting serious. Keep a close eye out for any pecking behavior and also any bald, bloody patches appearing on your birds.

 

What are Red Mites

 

Red Mites are blood-feeding parasites so they attacks or feeds on the outside of the bird as opposed to worms (endo-parasite) that feed on the inside.

They usually attack resting birds, mainly during the night for a short (1-2 hours) blood meal. After feeding, the mites hide in cracks and crevices away from daylight. Here they mate and lay their eggs.

Red mites are very small just visible without magnification and may appear like moving specs of dirt the eggs are microscopically small oval and pearly white. Red mites are not species specific and will attack any species or breed of bird. They do not fly nor are they usually transmitted via clothing although if there is a bad infestation, mites have been known to jump onto a persons clothing and therefore could be transported this way to another location/aviary etc.

What is Diatomaceous Earth

 

Diatomaceous Earth is a natural insecticide that has been used since well before 1900 to fend off all sorts of insects from grain/flour. Diatomaceous Earth makes a very effective natural insecticide. The insecticidal quality of Diatomaceous earth is due to the razor sharp edges of the diatom remains. When diatomaceous earth comes in contact with the insects, the sharp edges lacerate the bugs waxy exoskeleton and then the powdery diatomaceous earth absorbs the body fluids causing death from dehydration. Diatomaceous Earth works in a purely physical/mechanical manner, not ‘chemical’ and thus has no chemical toxicity. Therefore parasites don’t build up a tolerance/immunity to it.

 

Diatomaceous Earth is highly effective against:

 

Ants, Aphids, Bollworm, Red Mite, Ticks, Fleas, Cockroaches, Clothes Moth, Corn Worm, Earwig, House Fly, Fruit Fly, Lead Perforator, Greenfly, Leaf Hopper, Lygus Bug, Mite, Black Fly, Salt Marsh Caterpillar, Pink Boll Weevil, Red Spider Mite, Box Elder Bugs, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Millipedes, Silverfish, Slugs, Snails, Bed Bugs and virtually all other insects.

 

It can be expected that virtually all insects will die from contact with Diatomaceous Earth within a few days.

 

Diatomaceous Earth can also have a very good long term residual effect, i.e. when applied to cracks and crevices & bedding. This long term protection and control of insects is achieved by Diatomaceous Earth controlling parasites by physical means not chemical, and therefore denying them the ability to build up a resistance to it in future generations.

 

 

How to use in Poultry:

 

Diatom Powder can control red mite in poultry houses when thoroughly applied to walls, floors, ceilings, perches, nest boxes and cages at 10-15g per square metre. It can also be applied directly to birds

 

 

For use with chickens just once a week, puff some Diatom Powder into the soft nesting material within their nest boxes. So when they sit on the nests to lay their vents will come in contact with the powder. Remove perches from their brackets and puff onto the brackets and perch ends as this is where Red Mites live and they crawl along the perches on to the chickens at night. If the chickens have a favourite dust bath puff some into the dust bath which will enable the chickens to dust themselves with the powder, or you can dust them yourself. You can also add the Diatomaceous Earth  to their feed and this will eradicate intestinal worms if you are feeding dry feed like layers pellets you can put a small amount of vegetable oil onto the pellets which will enable the Diatomaceous Earth to stick to them. Because the Diatomaceous Earth  Powder is totally organic and natural you can safely continue to eat the eggs or in the case of other animals meat or milk can still be used without harm.

 

 

Feeding Diatomaceous Earth:

 

For effective use, Diatomaceous Earth must be fed long enough to catch any newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worms through the lungs and back through the stomach.

 

A minimum of 60 days is recommended with approx 2% of the dry weight added to the food ration.

Diatomaceous Earth can also be applied to livestock’s coats as an insect repellent/contact insecticide.

 

Both internal and external parasite control will result in improved health, appearance and behavior, as well as assimilation of feed, which means improved weight gain and lower feed costs.

 

 

 
 

Controlling Fleas Naturally With Diatomaceous Earth

 

At some point every pet owner will experience the misery of fleas. Depending on where you live fleas can be a seasonal nuisance or a year around headache. In either case, a flea infestation can become a nightmare reminiscent of a Hollywood horror movie complete with unstoppable blood sucking parasites.

In any battle it is important to understand your foe, so let’s touch on a few flea facts. These insects are very small with a hard shell.  They are capable of jumping amazing distances for their size, four to five feet horizontally and close to a foot straight up.  Fleas operate on three basic imperatives, survival, feeding, and reproducing and they are experts at all of them. Fleabites can be incredibly itchy because when they bite they inject blood-thinning compounds to keep the blood from clotting as they feed. As well as causing itching these anti clotting proteins can cause a massive immune system reaction. Flea allergic dermatitis is one of the most common skin problems in pets. For both pets and people allergic to fleabites one bite can cause a severe and prolonged reaction. To make matters worse fleas can also transmit many diseases such as Bubonic Plague, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tapeworms.

It is very important to understand that your war against fleas must be fought on three  fronts. They are; the pet, the home, and the outdoor environment. For every flea you see on your pet there can be up to 100 more in the surrounding environment in various stages of development. Typically an adult female flea lays about 20 eggs at a time. Depending on the conditions she can live up to a year and a half producing thousands of eggs. These eggs are normally laid in dark damp places and if they are laid on the pet they will fall off but not before they have traveled all over the home and the yard. These eggs will hatch in about a week most of the time, however, they can delay hatching until conditions are right for them. Once the eggs are hatched the larvae pupate, spinning cocoons in which they finish their development, typically another week. As with the egg stage of development these larvae can survive in the cocoon for up to six months waiting for the ideal conditions to emerge. It is easy to see now why we must address not only the fleas on our pets but the surrounding area as well.

Obviously, prevention is the best method of flea control. However, even the most proactive flea prevention regime is not guaranteed 100% to keep fleas from your pet. Once fleas have found your pet they must be eradicated quickly to prevent a full-blown infestation. There are many products available for repelling and killing fleas; there is also considerable debate as to the safety of some of these products.

Several types of topical sprays and shampoos effectively kill and repel fleas. Unfortunately many of them contain chemicals and pesticides that can be highly toxic. Felines are especially susceptible to these types of products because of their grooming habits, which leads to them ingesting whatever is on their fur.

The effectiveness of flea collars is very limited at best and these types of collars are often treated with chemical pesticides that you really do not want your pet wearing around their neck all of the time. There are natural flea collars that are effective in areas where fleas are not a severe problem but are not a good choice for a first line of defense.

The debate surrounding “Spot On” flea products is ongoing and at times can be quite heated. Chemical spot-on flea products contain powerful pesticides and should be considered only as a last resort for pets with extremely severe flea allergies. It goes without saying that any type of pesticide poses a health risk to humans and animals alike. Both over-the-counter and veterinarian prescribed topical treatments contain pesticides. These pesticides enter our pet’s internal organs, livers and kidneys; move into the intestinal tracts and, over time, are eliminated in their feces and urine. These chemicals are easily transferred to human skin when the animal is petted or handled. This fact should be of particular concern to pet owners with children. In spite of claims of the safety of these products by the manufacturers and many veterinarians chemical spot-ons have been known to cause severe adverse reactions such as excessive salivation, lethargy, skin rashes, tremors, hyperactivity, seizures and even death.  In 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency received more than 44,000 reports of adverse reactions to these products and is currently investigating the safety of all registered spot on products.

If you have health and safety concerns about using these products there is good news. We often forget that nature is all about balance. While nature has provided fleas with amazing survival skills it has also provided a way to defeat their defenses. Diatomaceous earth or “DE” is a simple but effective natural substance that will eliminate fleas.

Diatomaceous earth is a mineral substance that consists of the fossilized remains of prehistoric diatoms or algae. It is a powder and is very fine and smooth to the touch. While it is non-toxic to people and pets it is deadly for pests such as fleas and ticks. This is because on a microscopic level it is razor sharp and as the powder covers the flea or tick it cuts the shells, this leads to dehydration and death for the pests. DE is effective for killing fleas in all life stages.

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