How do I tackle poultry lice?
Although the lice live on the chickens, when tackling them it is important to treat the housing as well as the chickens themselves as they will pick up any lice left in the housing and the infestation will continue. Be sure to undertake a weekly cleaning regime using Nettex Total Mite and Lice Products.
Step 1: Take the housing apart, remove and destroy the bedding. Clean the housing with Nettex Total Mite Kill Ready To Use Spray. This powerful dual purpose cleaner and insecticide contains Permethrin which acts fast and kills lice, it even continues to work after it has dried.
Step 2: Use Nettex Total Mite Kill Aerosol Spray in all hard to reach areas such as cracks and crevices of the housing, to blast and kill any hidden pesky pests!
Step 3: Once dry, sprinkle Nettex Buz Busters Louse Powder in your chicken’s housing, bedding and dust bath. This highly effective insecticidal powder contains a blend of three active ingredients to achieve a rapid kill of any lice.
Top tip: when removing bedding be sure to dispose of properly to stop any lice from re-entering into the environment and causing another infestation.