21 January 2000

A mite safer for poultry pests – claim

CONTROL poultry mites more safely using a new organic repellant, GC Mite, says manufacturer FarmAssist.

The product is said to be totally organic and is a mix of natural plant derived fluids. This means it can be safely applied directly to birds or equipment, says the company.

Dilution rates are subject to degree of infestation but routine control involves diluting two litres of GC Mite in 28 litres of water/100sq m of floor area. The product is said to have no contra-indications within the flock and does not cause egg staining (0800-0923660, fax 01432-277767).