Red Mite Powder
Red Mite Powder and Red Mite Concentrate are effective repellent
combinations to be applied to poultry as a proactive "on bird" deterrent
to infestation or to rectify an existing problem.
comes in two application methods:
A powder – to dust on for a
long lasting effect.
A liquid concentrate – for knapsack
application at 1:50 dilution.
Suitable for use in Organic Farming Systems: Red
Mite Powder contains only pure and natural ingredients. Red Mite Powder
was developed for use in intensive rearing, breeding and egg laying
units and 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
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.
Never use chemical based
products in conjunction with our natural products as this could render
Fully HSE Approved – Licence No. 8710: Full HSE
Approval – Licence No 8710: In accordance with the Biocidal Products
Directive, regulations require any product which holds itself out as any
form of repellent to secure an approval and licence number from the
Health & Safety Executive (HSE). This approval requires the active
ingredient (Ai) to be listed on the label together with the amount of Ai
being used. Barrier Animal Healthcare secured the necessary approval and
the licence number 8710 for this product.
Use biocides safely.
Always read the label and product information before use.
Best time to apply : The best time to treat the
birds is during 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: Use
biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before
Red mite is a nocturnal creature so it's best to dust the birds
before lights out.
Dim the lights as low as practically
possible to avoid any undue agitation amongst the birds.
powder can be dusted onto the birds and added to the dust bath.
not apply to birds & poultry under 7 days old and apply sparingly to
Thoroughly dust the birds with the Red Mite
Powder, avoiding the eyes. Repeat application as necessary dependant
upon infestation and until you are on top of the problem.
forget that red mite can live away from the bird for up to 36 weeks. Red
Mite Powder can be used on other blood sucking pests such as Lice, Fleas
Staying power: Red Mite Powder contains minute
slow release granules that can remain effective for up to six weeks –
depending upon infestation and weather conditions.
Also Available As Liquid Concentrate Application : This
product is also available as a Liquid Concentrate:
When diluting the
concentrate always dilute the whole bottle in one go and use as
directed.Shake diluted mix well before use and spray directly and evenly
over the birds.
For ongoing maintenance: Dilute 1 part product
to 50 parts water. (500ml bottle will make 25L of ready to use product).
infestation exists: Bring the dilution rate down to 1 part product to 20
parts water and repeat within 7 days.
Normally the product is
applied via a knapsack sprayer and applied directly over the poultry.
use chemical based products in conjunction with natural products as the
chemical will render natural products useless.
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 but safe
control 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 36 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.
Treat housing and entrances regularly
with Red Mite X Concentrate, designed especially for poultry housing.