How to get rid of Poultry Red Mites

poultry red mites dermanyssus gallinae how to get rid of

Poultry mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) are a species of mites from the Dermanyssidae family, very small in size and difficult to see with the naked eye. They are parasitic organisms, hematophytes, which parasitize both wild and domestic birds. Sometimes they can sting mammals (including humans), causing mild irritation, but do not pose risks to health.

They have 5 development stages (egg, larva, protonymph, deutonymph, and adult), which in favorable conditions succeed each other every 7 days. The adult forms have an oval, flattened body, covered with fine hairs, and their color is determined by the moment of feeding. Before feeding they have a white-gray appearance, and after feeding their body acquires a dark red color. They are predominantly nocturnally active, but can also be observed during the day. Adults hide in cracks and crevices in bird shelters for breeding and egg-laying.

poultry red mites dermanyssus gallinae how to get rid of

Poultry mites – signs of infestation

They cause damage at the beginning of the warm season (spring-summer), the affected birds being weakened and prone to other diseases. In the case of severe attacks, they can cause anemia, which leads to discoloration of the crest and chin, a decrease of egg production, or even the death of birds. Mites are also transmitters of many infectious diseases in birds, such as salmonellosis, erysipelas, avian spirochetosis.

Chicks and young birds are most prone to mite attacks. They attach to the chest and legs, where pustules, crusts, and hyperpigmentation of the skin occur.

Poultry mite attacks – prevention

o Maintaining shelter cleanliness;

o Constant observation of animals and nests;

o Washing the walls of shelters with hot water (over 55 degrees) before the application of treatments.

Poultry mites – types of treatments

Before carrying out treatments it is recommended, as possible, to clean the area and eliminate the waste resulting from birds, and to collect the eggs. In the case of the application of chemical insecticides, it is necessary to evacuate animals. To control poultry mites, insecticides can be applied by spraying on all surfaces of shelters: walls, nests, floors, etc. The treatments can be performed with any type of sprayers (manual, motorized), depending on the size of the treated space. Because mites can develop resistance to insecticides, it is recommended to alternate products with different substances.

RECOMMENDED INSECTICIDES:

They are biocidal substances used for treatments of mites, most of them acting on their nervous system, but they can also have physical action, by asphyxiation. Against mites concentrate contact insecticides are recommended, which are dissolved in water, according to the recommended doses. The solution is applied by spraying, with manual or motorized equipment, depending on the size of the treated space.

RECOMMENDED SPRAYERS FOR THE APPLICATION OF INSECTICIDES:

Sprayers are low-pressure applicators, which are used for the application of pesticides with precise dosing. Their capacity varies depending on the type of device, its design, the application method (manual/motorized sprayers), and the size of the treated space. Special attention must be paid to the settings of the device, as well as to its maintenance.

  • birchmeier sprayer garden star - 1, small

    Garden Star

    Regular Price: €90.34

    €85.82

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer profi star - 2, small

    Profi Star 5L

    €169.11

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer spray matic 5p - 1, small

    Spray-Matic 5P

    €220.13

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • stihl sprayer sg 31 - 2, small

    Dispatch in 2 days

    SG 31

    €34.18

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Stihl

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 402 - 8, small

    402

    Regular Price: €20.83

    €17.99

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 408 - 5, small

    408

    €19.81

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 456 - 14, small

    456

    Regular Price: €47.01

    €42.3

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 461 - 6, small

    461

    Regular Price: €36.89

    €29.6

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 473d - 6, smallFree Shipping

    473D

    Regular Price: €104.6

    €93.03

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • volpi sprayer tech 2 - 1, small

    Tech 2

    €10.35

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer fogger tech 6 - 1, small

    Tech 6

    €40.9

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer tech 10 manometer - 1, small

    Tech 10 with Manometer

    €63.77

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • volpi micronizer jolly m10v - 2, small

    Micronizer Jolly M10V

    €66.89

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3615g inox - 1, small

    Dispatch in 7 days

    3615G Inox

    €303.89

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3232r flori - 6, small

    3232R Flori

    €33.69

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3237p primer - 3, small

    3237P Primer

    €47.78

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3270 profi plus - 1, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    3270P Profi Plus

    €126.45

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger hobby star 5 - 4, small

    Hobby Star 5

    Regular Price: €62.52

    €59.39

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger dr 5 - 13, small

    DR 5

    Regular Price: €193.77

    €184.08

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer foam matic 5e - 1, small

    Foam Matic 5E

    Regular Price: €327.45

    €311.08

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer foam matic 5p - 1, small

    Foam Matic 5P

    Regular Price: €327.45

    €311.08

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3595f inox plus - 1, small

    3595F Inox Plus

    €286.02

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer spray matic 5s - 6, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    Spray-Matic 5 S

    €561.99

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer spray matic 10s - 3, small

    Spray-Matic 10 S

    €801.26

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3615FT inox plus - 7, small

    3615FT Inox Plus

    €356.7

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 404 - 1, small

    404

    Regular Price: €11.19

    €8.95

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer micronizer jolly m5v35 - 1, small

    Micronizer Jolly M5V35

    €86.76

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 305 a cleaner - 1, small

    305 A Cleaner

    Regular Price: €74.9

    €59.92

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 305 b cleaner - 1, small

    305 B Cleaner

    Regular Price: €74.9

    €59.92

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu bg sprayer fogger n152 cc 18 ext ban - 0, small

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    N152-CC-18 EXT/BAN

    €355.89

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • B&G Equipment

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu bg sprayer fogger n74 cc 18 rg - 0, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    N74-CC-18-RG

    €499.42

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • B&G Equipment

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3591pc - 0, small

    3591PC

    Regular Price: €276.64

    €207.48

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3598p - 0, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    3598P

    €303.55

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3618bm - 1, small

    Dispatch in 7 days

    3618BM

    Regular Price: €463.72

    €347.79

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3618p - 0, small

    3618P

    Regular Price: €345.09

    €258.81

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 302 b cleaner - 0, small

    302 B Cleaner

    Regular Price: €22.3

    €17.84

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer v black smart - 1, small

    V.Black Smart

    €68.26

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer v black kompress - 1, small

    V.Black Kompress

    Regular Price: €28

    €19.6

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer green fox - 1, small

    Green Fox

    €24.19

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer astro 5 - 0, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    Astro 5

    €99.65

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger solo 456 manual sprayer integrated base - 0, small

    SOLO 456 manual sprayer, with integrated base

    Regular Price: €47.01

    €37.6

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger manual 202 - 0, small

    Manual Sprayer Solo 202

    €15.9

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger electric 206 eazy - 0, small

    Dispatch in 30 days

    Electric Sprayer Solo 206 EAZY

    €89.9

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer fogger manual volpitech 621 - 0, small

    Manual Sprayer VolpiTech 621

    €45.41

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres

Protective equipment

Protection equipment has the role of protecting the person performing the disinfection treatments. To avoid inhalation of vapors created during spraying or direct contact with applied substances, it is recommended to wear complete protective equipment. This includes: hooded protective coveralls, gas masks with filters, chemical protection gloves, rubber boots, or waterproof footwear, as necessary.

RECOMMENDED PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

Protection equipment has the role of protecting the person performing the treatments from dangerous substances. This category includes protective gloves, coveralls, masks, etc. The equipment is chosen depending on the type of treatment, as well as the substances used or the targeted insect pest.

  • Hooded chemical protection suit

  • Protective gloves

  • Gas masks, glasses

  • eu bls safety equipment 5150 full face mask - 3, small

    5150 Series Full Face Mask

    €98.75

      Manufacturer:

    • BLS

      Protection type:

    • Gas Masks
  • deltaplus safety equipment kilimandjaro clear ab - 1, small

    Kilimandjaro Clear AB

    €2.92

      Manufacturer:

    • Delta Plus

      Protection type:

    • Safety Glasses
  • eu univet safety equipment univet blue indirect - 2, small

    Blue Indirect

    €8.19

      Manufacturer:

    • Univet

      Protection type:

    • Safety Glasses
  • deltaplus safety equipment galeras - 1, small

    Galeras

    €7.16

      Manufacturer:

    • Delta Plus

      Protection type:

    • Safety Glasses
  • eu deltaplus safety equipment muria - 2, small

    Dispatch in 2 days

    Muria

    €2.51

      Manufacturer:

    • Delta Plus

      Protection type:

    • Safety Glasses
  • 3m-safety-equipment-6000-half-mask, small

    6000 Series

    €26.26

      Manufacturer:

    • 3M

      Protection type:

    • Gas Masks
  • eu 3m safety equipment 6800 integrated mask - 5, small

    Dispatch in 2 days

    6800

    €134.77

      Manufacturer:

    • 3M

      Protection type:

    • Gas Masks
  • eu univet safety equipment visor grinder - 3, small

    Dispatch in 2 days

    Grinder

    €12.3

      Manufacturer:

    • Univet

      Protection type:

    • Safety Glasses
  • univet safety equipment visor visio - 2, small

    Visio

    €14.72

      Manufacturer:

    • Univet

      Protection type:

    • Safety Glasses
  • 3m safety equipment safety glasses fahrenheit - 3, small

    Fahrenheit

    €12.32

      Manufacturer:

    • 3M

      Protection type:

    • Safety Glasses
  • eu romcarbon safety equipment half mask srf - 0, small

    Half Mask SRF

    €35.41

      Manufacturer:

    • Romcarbon

      Protection type:

    • Gas Masks
  • eu romcarbon full face mask p1240 full face mask - 0, small

    P1240 Full Face Mask

    €108.17

      Manufacturer:

    • Romcarbon

      Protection type:

    • Gas Masks

For the effective control of poultry mites, it is important to maintain cleanliness in farms and breeding shelters. Perform constant verification in order to have early notification of the presence of insects. Apply treatments in the shelters using specific insecticides, but especially, treatment of animals with veterinary drugs that are recommended by field specialists.

Got a question?

  1. Every time I clean my chickens out I start itching really bad in my hair and I noticed on my white tee shirt there were a loads of tiny insects and I brushed my hair on white paper and a lot of mites?came out what are they hope you can help how do I get rid off these

    Kevin campbell -
    Answer
    1. Red poultry mites are not known for burrowing in and infesting human skin, as they usually fall off rapidly. But it’s possible that they may cling to human skin for longer periods and provoke a feeling of itchiness. They are able to get proper nutrition and also can only mate when affecting birds, not humans, but they can cause discomfort until they fall from your skin.
      You can use Neostomosan for fighting the mites inside the chicken coop. The insecticide needs to be applied on every surface inside the coop, and then, the coop needs to be kept shut for 4-6 hours, so that the solution takes effect. Do not keep the birds inside the coop while doing this, and do not apply Neostomosan onto the birds, as for treating them, you will need to resort to a veterinary shop.
      Neostomosan needs to be mixed in water, at a dose of 150 ml dissolved in 10 liters of water, and then applied inside the coop.

      You can find the product here, in our shop:
      http://www.nexles.com/ceva-insecticide-neostomosan-1-liter.html

      Nexles -
      Answer
  2. That’s not true, they can infest humans. I’ve been dealing with this for over 8 months and they prefer females to males. There are many people who have been infested for years, learn the facts.

    Lonny -
    Answer
    1. Red poultry mites are not known for infesting human skin. But it’s possible that they may cling to human skin for longer periods and provoke a feeling of itchiness. We don’t have in our catalogue, a product that can be applied in this situation.

      Nexles -
      Answer

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