Our Ultimate Dust Bath is a 100% natural blend of Diatomaceous Earth and Herbs.
This specific blend is for Lice, mite, rodent and insect prevention.
Lice and mites weaken birds and spread common illnesses as they move between your chickens, or from wild birds into your coop. Diatomaceous earth can be an effective control for lice and mites, preventing other diseases in your flock.
Sprinkle in your coop and your chooks will bathe in the blend. The very fine powder particles and herbs will coat feathers and skin to protect and repel insects, lice and mites. This works best if placed in a natural or man made dust bath.
Diatomaceous earth is a natural insecticide that works by absorbing the oils and fats in an insect's body, desiccating it. DE also has sharp edges which help cut into the exoskeleton. Diatomaceous earth is effective against a range of insects including mites, lice, slugs, snails, ants and other pests.
We use 6 different herbs in this blend. Each specifically used for its insecticide properties.
Thyme, Lemon Balm, Peppermint/Spearmint, Lavender, Calendula and Wormwood.
Due to the chalky, fine powdery properties of Diatomaceous Earth the herbs will be mixed throughout the bag and coated in DE. It is recommended gloves and a mask be used while handling.
1kg resealable bag (approx 12 cups)
We recommend one cup be added to your dust bath weekly or when needed. As this is a fine particle it can irritate the respiratory tract if inhaled in large amounts or in enclosed spaces.
For nest boxes we recommend our Wellness Herb Blend.
Also available in our Lice and Mite Eradication pack.
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