Poultry-Lice and mite

Includes

Chicken body louse (Menacanthus stramineus)
Shaft louse (Menapon gallinae)
Chicken mite (Dermanyssus gallinae)
Northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviaum)
Scaly leg mite (Menapon gallinae)

Management-chemical control

For direct application to chicken, duck, goose, and turkey

  • permethrin 0.25% dust at 1 lb per 100 birds. Thoroughly treat vent area.
  • permethrin spray at 3 oz ai/50 gal water. Spray birds, cages, or nests. Spray 0.5 oz dilute spray per bird or 1 gal dilute, coarse spray per 100 birds. Thoroughly treat vent area.
  • spinosad (Elector PSP Premise Insect Control Agent) at 3 fl oz of product to 10 gal water. Labeled for Northern fowl mite control. Apply as 1 gal of coarse spray to 100 birds, directed toward vent area. Retreatment interval 14 days.
  • tetrachlorvinphos + ddvp (Ravap)-28% EC at 1 gal/50 gal water. Apply 1 gal dilution per 100 birds using high pressure to vent areas. Use 1 oz spray per bird. Use 1 to 2 gal/1,000 sq ft of litter. Treat walls, roosts, cracks, and crevices. Retreatment interval 14 days.
  • tetrachlorvinphos (Rabon 50WP) at 0.5% solution. Apply directly to birds using 1 gal spray mixture per 100 birds. Retreatment interval 14 days.
  • tetrachlorvinphos 3% dust-For caged birds, apply 0.48 oz ai per 300 birds. Treat dust box at 0.96 oz ai per 100 birds.

For appication to litter and housing

  • cyromazine (Larvadex 2SL) at 0.1% finished spray. Apply finished spray at 1 gal/100 sq ft of area over surface of manure, and other sides. Retreatment interval 21 days.
  • permethrin spray at 4 oz ai/36 gal water. Spray to runoff. Cover feed and water before spraying. Apply 3 oz ai/50 gal when spraying cages.
  • spinosad (Elector PSP Premise Insect Control Agent) at 3 fl oz of product to 10 gal water. Remove or cover exposed food and water. Treat walls, roosts, cracks, and crevices. Do not use as a fog or space spray. Perimeter treatment will enhance control. Retreatment interval 14 days.
  • tetrachlorvinphos + ddvp (Ravap) roost paint-28% EC at 1 gal/25 gal water; use 1 gal spray per 100 sq ft of roost area. Apply as brush-on or spray. Use 1 to 2 gal/1,000 sq ft of litter. Treat walls, roosts, cracks, and crevices. Retreatment interval 14 days..
  • tetrachlorvinphos (Rabon 50W) spray-50% WP at 4 lb/25 gal water. Paint brush or hand spray 1 pint/100 ft of roost. Stir occasionally and apply thoroughly. May also be dusted; refer to label.
  • tetrachlorvinphos 3% dust-Apply to litter at 0.48 oz ai/100 sq ft. For roost paint, make a thick slurry by mixing 1 pint water with 0.48 oz ai dust per 100 linear ft.

For more information

Common Lice and Mites of Poultry: Identification and Treatment (http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8162.pdf)

Control of Poultry Pests (http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-3.pdf)