Red mite

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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2008, 20:26 »
I just wanted to say thank you for all the advice  on a previous thread
regarding red mite.

MILBENEX to be found here:  

This spray is really fantastic, since using this stuff we no longer have the problem.  

I telephoned the order through,  it was delivered in 26hours and I have just paid the bill £8.52  for 100ml.

 A HUGE thank you to you for your help and to Bowden and Knights.



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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2008, 23:00 »
Whistler I am glad someone else uses milbenex! I swear it the best stuff! Bowden and Knight are also really helpful, I have never had a problem since using it.



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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2008, 23:02 »
Is Milbenex a liquid and does it come in larger sizes????



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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2008, 23:11 »
comes in a 1000ml bottle and 100ml does a 5L pressure sprayer thingy.Have not seen any mites Grannie in my large sheds -despite my new broody house being infected! I hadn't sprayed as thought didn't need too. So I think it must have a residual action. Brilliant stuff have been using for about 18mths without any probs. :lol:



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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2008, 23:16 »
I have to say I have unfortunately had my first dosage of the little * this year, and in real force too.  I have been a bit lax this year and not quarantined new birds from 'other' sources as vigilently as I should have - live and learn!

I found Duramitex (more concentrated than suggested), around pens, then Jeyes (v strong too) regularly and liberally spread lime around cracks and corners etc.  The lime was like £3 for 25Kg, so cheap and effective.  Have also got some diatomacious (sp?) earth that I got from Solway Feeders, I shake this around nest boxes and give birds a blast with it.  Also spray the birds directly with pigeon type bug spray.

Don't these red mite cost a bomb!

Good luck everyone!

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