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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:48 pm 
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Hi folks one of my chook houses has earth floor what can I treat it with to kill mites bugs etc thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: cleaning up mites
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:46 am 
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Do you actually have a pest problem? What sort? If so the whole pen will need to be treated.

If it is a preventative strategy an occasional dusting with garden lime after removing old litter will change the ph and may make conditions less hospitable for things to breed. It will also act as a desiccant.
DE (diatomaceous earth) can also be used with caution - avoid breathing the dust. It will be OK once it settles.


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