Controlling Five Main Mites – Printout Table


Controlling Five Main Types of Canary Mites
MITES TREATMENT
Red Mites

They feast on the blood of your birds at night and retire to a dark place in the day light

• IVOMEC – Injectable 1% Ivermectin
Treat Canaries once a year, recommended four to three months before breeding season. Apply 1 drop of IVOMEC under the wing on exposed skin or on the back of the neck just below the head directly on the skin
• Avian Liquidator
Treat once every six weeks, spray the Canaries and around the cage or aviary
• Permectrin II
Treat once every six weeks – Spray around the cage or aviary
• Poultry Dust /or SEVIN
Cover the bottom of cages, nests and room floor corners
• D-Earth
Cover the bottom of cages, nests and room floor corners. Also, mix it with the seeds
• Bleach
Treat once every month – Clean the floor of breeding room, cages, perches and other accessories with water diluted Bleach
• VAPONA Vapor /or NUVAN Strips (or other Fumigators)
Hang a strip of VAPONA or NUVAN in the breeding room, not more than 3 days, it might kill the birds too.
Air Sac Mites

Most Problematic Mites in Canaries. The life cycle of the Air Sac Mites, including egg laying, is spent in the Canary air way and lungs

• IVOMEC – Injectable 1% Ivermectin
Treat Canaries once a year, recommended four to three months before breeding season. Apply one drop of IVOMEC under the wing on exposed skin or on the back of the neck just below the head directly on the skin
• SCATT – Moxidectine
Treat Canaries once every three to four months. Do not use in breeding season. Apply one drop directly from the bottle to the skin over the neck into the Jugular vein, or under the wing pit
Feather Mites and Lice

These mites live out their entire life cycle on your bird including the egg laying between the barbs of the feathers. While lice can live for months on the bird they will usually only live a few days if they are tossed off on a discarded feather

• AVIAN LIQUIDATOR
Treat once every six weeks. Spray directly on the Canaries and around the cage or aviary
• Listerine – diluted 5% Listerine in water
Treat weekly. Spray directly on the Canaries
• VAPONA Vapor /or NUVAN Strips (or other Fumigators)
Hang a strip of VAPONA or NUVAN in the breeding room
• POULTRY DUST /or SEVIN
Cover the bottom of nests during breeding season
Scaly Leg Mites

It is caused by a small parasite that burrows under the scales of Legs and can be persistent and take a long time to correct.  prevention is far better than cure. scaling also can be caused not only by Mites but can be by genetic or nutritional factors

• IVOMEC – Injectable 1% Ivermectin
Treat Canaries once a year, recommended four to three months before breeding season. Apply one drop of IVOMEC under the wing on exposed skin or on the back of the neck just below the head directly on the skin
• SCATT – Moxidectine
Treat Canaries once every three to four months. Do not use in breeding season. Apply one drop directly from the bottle to the skin over the neck into the Jugular vein, or under the wing pit
• Olive oil, Canola oil, Vaseline, Polysporin
Cover the legs with oil/ or apply Vaseline on the legs/ or apply Polysporin on the legs
This treatment loosens the scales and suffocates the mites by blocking the burrows and should be repeated weekly until the legs are free from scale
• Iodine, Listerine, Vinegar
Deep the legs in Iodine/ or Listerine/ or Vinegar
This treatment will kill the mites in the burrows and should be repeated weekly until the legs are free from scale
• VAPONA Vapor /or NUVAN Strips (or other Fumigators)
Hang a strip of VAPONA or NUVAN in the breeding room. This treatment will kill the mites in the burrows through the breathing air
Fodder Mites – Seed Mites

Fortunately these mites don’t seem to have any interest in chewing on our birds, they like to chew the seeds. They hatch out of that new bag of seed that you have just opened.

• D-Earth
Mix it with the seeds. Diatomaceous earth will kill any hatching insect larva in your existing seeds
• VAPONA Vapor /or NUVAN Strips (or other Fumigators)
Hang a strip of VAPONA or NUVAN in the breeding room. This treatment will kill the mites inside the bag of seeds through the breathing air
                                 100% Successful Mite Termination Procedure, eliminating three sources of life:
·         Ground they move
o   Clean the cages and Breeding Room with Bleach
o   Cover the bottom of the cages with Poultry dust/or SEVIN/ or D-Earth
o   Spray the birds directly and around the cages with Avian Liquidator
o   Fill the cracks of the room with plaster
o   Cover the ground of the breeding room floor with Poultry Dust
·         Air they breathe
o   Hang VAPONA or NUVAN strips inside Breeding Room.
       This poison fog will paralyze and kill any living bug in the room through the air they breathe
·         Food they eat – Blood
o   Apply one drop of IVOMEC (Injectable 1% Ivermectin ) on the skin of each bird
     Mites do not live long without blood, not more than two weeks
     IVOMEC has more than three weeks of residual effect poisoning
                                                                          How to prevent Mite infestation:
·         Always quarantine and spray all newly purchased Canaries that return from the show, before putting them back in the bird room
·         Do not store uncleaned show cages or cargo boxes in your bird room
·         Check your birds over every time you handle them…look for the tell-tale signs of mites
·         Clean your cages frequently. Change the perches and utensils in your cages regularly
·         Provide bath water to your birds on a regular basis
·         Adopt a strong preventive maintenance program in your aviary and stick to it
·         Spray the birds and their quarters every 6 weeks to keep your birds bug free
·         Mark the spray dates on your calendar so you remember

 

Yours in fancy,

Arben Bebeti