Definitive help for the spring - redmite

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Re: Definitive help for the spring - redmite

Post by CP » 19 Jan 2011, 11:05

Use the blowtorch carefully, especially on the perch ends & tiny cracks & crevices. You'll probably scorch the wood but as long as you don't hold it there for long it shouldn't catch fire. ;)

Be especially careful if you've recenty creosoted the wood as I believe its flammable?
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Post by andoy » 19 Jan 2011, 11:07

LILLY & BETTY wrote:OK, Been reading some of the ways to get rid of RM, When you say torch the coop, what does this mean? I presume blow torch the coop, but doesnt it set fire to it??
try not to set fire to it is the idea, but I'm sure Ziggy willy be around shortly with a story about that :lol:

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Post by LILLY & BETTY » 19 Jan 2011, 11:08

andoy wrote:
LILLY & BETTY wrote:OK, Been reading some of the ways to get rid of RM, When you say torch the coop, what does this mean? I presume blow torch the coop, but doesnt it set fire to it??
try not to set fire to it is the idea, but I'm sure Ziggy willy be around shortly with a story about that :lol:

Yeah no doubt he will :lol: just seems a bit drastic blow torching and dangerous.

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Post by jd67stella » 12 Feb 2011, 22:20

hi i recently was told to use parrifine, and that he swears by it, spray it all over your coop

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Post by CP » 13 Feb 2011, 12:14

..& don't go in there smoking a cigarette! :shock: :bom:

Not sure if paraffin would be good at getting rid of them or not. There are so many products you can buy for use on redmite, so really you take your choice & if it works for you, then great! :grin:
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Re: Definitive help for the spring - redmite

Post by Chris Kurzfeld » 19 Feb 2011, 10:27

Does anyone use ant spray? I use the powder and Net-Tex but thought I may try the spray in an aerosol to get at the really hard to get at places. If anyone uses an ant aerosol can you tell me what it is called please as I have only seen the aerosols without permethryn.
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Post by dannyson » 20 Feb 2011, 01:30

Well - 'my' redmite wade through ant powder no problem..... :evil:

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Post by Frizzle1 » 23 Feb 2011, 22:17

A very good supplier I know of and deal with all the time is World wide Poultry Beaulieu, very knowledgable with some good advise. They do have a website. I've never seen so many hens in one place. Hope this helps

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Post by dannyson » 01 Mar 2011, 23:24

Thanks frizzel - but don't seem to offer anything new against red mite....

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Post by wireworm » 02 Mar 2011, 16:30

How about this:

http://www.pestcontroldirect.co.uk/acat ... _Can_.html

Diatomaceous earth in an aerosol can. Allows you to apply the product so it sticks to vertical surfaces.

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Post by CP » 02 Mar 2011, 17:03

That's s good idea! Would get into all the tiny cracks more easily than chucking DE at them as I usually have to do. :grin:
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Re: Definitive help for the spring - redmite

Post by DB08 » 03 Mar 2011, 21:42

wireworm wrote:How about this:

http://www.pestcontroldirect.co.uk/acat ... _Can_.html

Diatomaceous earth in an aerosol can. Allows you to apply the product so it sticks to vertical surfaces.
Oh yippeee! :grin: :grin: Huge thanks! =D>

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Post by wireworm » 04 Mar 2011, 17:32

Glad to be of help. I've already got my can - just waiting for the buggers to appear so I can try it out. I'll let you know how I get on.

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Post by Chris Kurzfeld » 05 Mar 2011, 10:04

Is that price for one can? If so, with 11 coops/houses, it is way too expensive for me :(
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Post by wireworm » 05 Mar 2011, 10:36

I would imagine that one can goes a long way, but I will investigate further for you.

I heard of a commercial, organic, chicken farm that used diatomaceous earth applied as a water-based slurry. You have to keep the slurry in motion otherwise the powder quickly drops down to the bottom and you have to use a nozzle with a very large hole, but it seemed to be better than trying to apply a fine powder to a large area - and it sticks to vertical surfaces that way, when the water evaporates.

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