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Caring for your backyard poultry

Diatom

We advise thoroughly cleaning your coupe with Poultry Shield prior to applying Diatom.

Key points

Residual Red Mite Control

  • Kills red mite

General properties

Diatom is prepared from the fossilised remains of ancient shell creatures and so is chemically inert and not classified as hazardous to humans and animals.

Application

Begin treatment before you see any sign of red mite, as once they are visible to the naked eye the problem is much harder to control. Use for long lasting residual control of red mites and insects, apply to your hen house once or twice a week, depending on the level of infestation, in a thick layer around the inside edge of your hen house, sprinkle in the nest boxes and around perches, the Diatom 220g “puffer pack” is the easiest way to apply the Diatom. If your chicken has a dust bath, sprinkle a good handful over this too so that your birds can dust themselves down with Diatom - providing extra protection to themselves. The most effective way to control red mite is to use the two pronged attack; firstly wash away the red mites habitat with the Poultry Shield and then use Diatom for residual red mite control. For “spot” application use the Diatom 500ml Spray can.

Suitable for

Poultry, Pigs, Game birds

Pack size

2.5kg, 1.25kg tubs, 15kg sack and 500ml aerosol.

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Safety data sheets

Diatom Aerosol SDS
Diatom Powder SDS

Tags

Tags: game birds

Diatom

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