Red Mite Concentrate
Red Mite Concentrate and Red Mite Powder are effective repellent combinations to be applied to poultry as a proactive Ď0n birdí deterrent to infestation or to rectify an existing problem. Our formulation uses only 100% natural ingredients. Its active ingredient is a synergised tropical plant extract mixed with a blend of herbal and essential oils, all of which are proven effective against all types of mite and lice.
Contents: Our formulation uses 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.
Fully HSE Approved - Licence No. 8719.: Full HSE Approval - Licence No 8719: 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 8719 for this product.
Suitable for use in Organic Farming Systems: Developed for use in intensive farming systems, but 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).
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.
Severe Irritation: Birds will suffer severe irritation resulting in depressed production. There is usually an increase in vent pecking, cannibalism and general distress to the birds.
Outside treatment : In warmer conditions, Red Mite can survive outdoors - even in grass and will wait until treated areas are no longer a danger. Entrances must be regularly treated.
What is Red Mite?: These tiny free-living bloodsuckers are a common problem for the poultry industry with many producers seeing their effect on the health and productivity of their stock. Chickens are the main hosts, with mite troubling flocks of broiler breeders, free range and barn egg layers. They may also occur in ducks, geese, turkeys, pigeons and other avian species. Red Mite can survive away from birds for up to 36 weeks. It is important to continue application after they appear to have gone. It is also advisable to treat housing - entrances, slats, roof structures, cracks and crevices with an effective AND suitable pesticide.
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.
Know your enemy: Red mite are nocturnal ectoparasites, feeding on the birds as they roost at night and disappearing into the cracks and crevices of the building structure during the day.
Infestation Problems: A red mite infestation can mean one or more of the following problems:
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.
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. Terminal disinfect using our MAFF approved Barrier V1 disinfectant . This is suitable for organic farming systems and can be used on all equipment, slats and fabric of the building.
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 - Red Mite Concentrate: Red mite is a nocturnal creature so itís best to spray the birds at night.
Also available as Powder Application: This product is also available as a powder application to dust onto the birds or to include in the dust bath.
Availability: Available at all Agricultural Merchants and Poultry specialists. Also there are many online shops with quick delivery options. Alternatively, if your local outlet is out of stock, they will usually order it in for you if asked
Available Pack Sizes : 500ml, 5L , 20L - Also available in powder - see Red Mite Powder, available in 500g shaker & 5K bucket.
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