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 Post subject: Lice and mites
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:44 am 
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How often can I powder the girls with pestene? I feel like I'm going in circles with Luce and mites at the moment. I've cleaned out coop multiple times. Any tips and suggestions for getting rid of these bugs. Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Lice and mites
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Probably would repeat it after a week initially. I’d also thoroughly clean out everything from the coop and spray the living daylights out of everything with an insecticide like Coopex (which contains permethrin).

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If you have a pressure washer, put the permethrin concentrate in the dispenser and spray - it will penetrate the cracks and has a residual effect for some time.


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 Post subject: Re: Lice and mites
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Lice and mites
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I've managed to get the lice into the house. Sick chook brought in for recovery. I've resorted to putting Coopex into a britex and letting loose on the whole house including furniture. Guess I'll see if it works. Girls are due another go tonight too.


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