Mite Treatment & Prevention


Poplar Poultry @ Little Morton Farm has put together a range of products that offer the chicken keeper everything they need to keep your birds healthy and pest free.  We stock products from Bio Link, Smite, Battles and Agrivite.  


Poultry Shield

Poultry Shield is a multipurpose cleaner, sanitiser and odour neutraliser. Works equally well with hard or soft water and is unaffected by temperature fluctuations.

Key points

• For cleaning and sanitising all animal housing and equipment

• Removes built up dirt, faecal and waxy deposits

• Removes the organic matter in which mites live and breed

• Can be used in organic production (consult your association)

General properties

Clear liquid. An alkaline blend of non-ionic and amphoteric surfactants in an aqueous solution.

Instructions for use

To make 1 Litre of Poultry Shield solution add 200ml of Poultry shield concentrate to 800ml of water


 
 
 

Diatom

We advise thoroughly cleaning your coupe with Poultry Shield prior to applying Diatom.

Key points

Residual Red Mite Control

• Kills red mite

General properties

Diatom is prepared from the fossilised remains of ancient shell creatures and so is chemically inert and not classified as hazardous to humans and animals.

Application

Begin treatment before you see any sign of red mite, as once they are visible to the naked eye the problem is much harder to control. Use for long lasting residual control of red mites and insects, apply to your hen house once or twice a week, depending on the level of infestation, in a thick layer around the inside edge of your hen house, sprinkle in the nest boxes and around perches, the Diatom 220g “puffer pack” is the easiest way to apply the Diatom. If your chicken has a dust bath, sprinkle a good handful over this too so that your birds can dust themselves down with Diatom - providing extra protection to themselves. The most effective way to control red mite is to use the two pronged attack; firstly wash away the red mites habitat with the Poultry Shield and then use Diatom for residual red mite control. For “spot” application use the Diatom 500ml Spray can.


 
 
 

Battles Poultry Red Mite Powder

Gives lasting protection against mites and lice. Containing a new generation insect repellent this product can be applied directly onto the bird. Simply apply the powder directly from the shaker over the affected areas of the bird. Contains p-menthane-38-diol. Use in conjunction with Poultry Louse Powder.

 
 
 

Battles Poultry Louse Powder

A ready-to-use insecticidal powder for use in animal houses. Containing Permethrin it will be effective against mites lice and fleas. For application to bedding and housing used by infested birds. Rapid kill with sustained residual activity. Use in conjunction with Red Mite Powder. This product is not intended for use directly onto the animal. Sprinkle pack.

 
 
 

 Poultry Mite Rescue Remedy

A liquid complementary feed designed to assist with the recovery of symptoms of a red mite attack such as lethargy and anaemia.