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POULTRY SUPPLIES | Red Mite, Louse and Scaly Leg Treatments | Smite 5 Litre Red Mite Control

Smite Red mite control is a liquid that is diluted to be used in a spray inside your chicken coop.

Smite Poultry red mite control for chicken coops - 5 litre concentrate

Ref: 1131

Smite 5 litre Red mite control

5 Litre Smite Red Mite Treatment

CONTROLLING RED MITE INFESTATION Getting the upper hand with a severe Red Mite infestation requires persistence and attention to detail, and it may involve using more than one approach. Any control programme needs to pay attention to the following:

1. Operator hygiene and suitable protective clothing to prevent the spread of mite between sites.

2. Sealing up of as many joints and crevices as possible, to reduce the number of areas which harbour mite

3. Efficient disposal of mite-infested litter and debris, to prevent re-infestation

4. Study the Red Mite life cycle – repeat treatment needs to be undertaken within seven days to maximise the effect and ‘catch’ the largest possible number of mite.

5. Constant vigilance and prompt treatment of any hotspots.

6. Use of a poultry tonic or vitamin supplement to help the birds recover and increase their resistance to re-infection.


If using dosing pump supplied, use 2 x 30ml shots per litre of water (6% solution), or dilute 1 part SMITE with 15-25 parts water (6.66% - 4% solution). Apply as suggested to the housing and equipment, using knapsack or hand sprayer. Use suitable protective clothing.

1: Before depopulation of the unit, initially spray liberally with 6% solution of SMITE to equipment and nesting areas. This reduces the number of mite initially and gives a more comfortable environment for the workforce. SMITE is not licensed to be sprayed on the birds, but it is safe to spray the housing with the birds in situ and any overspray will not cause a problem.

2: Remove all equipment from the unit, including any plastic slats, as these can harbour mite in the joints.

3: The housing unit and equipment should then be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to a clinical standard, using a 6% solution of SMITE. Take care to remove all litter and manure from every area, thus removing as many mites as possible. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices, perches and joints.

4: When the new crop of birds has been introduced and the unit temperature has stabilised, spray with a 6% solution of SMITE, as any remaining mites will now suddenly become very active, especially if the unit has been empty for some time

5: Spray the whole housing unit again with a 6% solution 7 days later. In ideal conditions, Red Mite have a reproduction cycle of 7 days and this will treat any eggs which have hatched since the initial spraying. In severe infestations, the treatment should be repeated every 7-10 days until the infestation is under control.

6: For continued control, routine spraying with a 3% solution of SMITE (1 x 30ml pump dose per litre of water) should be done every 4-6 weeks, without fail, even if mites are not visible.
Smite Red Mite Treatment is also available as 1 litre smite red mite control or as a handy 750 ml ready to use mite spray. There is also a mite control powder

Price: 15.83 Ex. VAT /19.00 Incl. VAT

normally despatched within 1-3 days

This item can be shipped UK and Europe

Add a 1.5 litre Pressure Sprayer for £8.58 inc VAT1.5 Litre Hand Held Pressure Spray
Add a 5 Litre Pressure Sprayer £13.98 inc VAT5 litre Pressure spray
Add a 12 Litre Pressure Sprayer £29.58 inc VAT12 litre back pack Pressure spray

Customer Reviews for:

Smite Poultry red mite control for chicken coops - 5 litre concentrate

10 out of 10
based on20 ratings. 20 user reviews.

  Smite  Have used this product before and found it to be very suitable for my hens and rabbit hutches.\n  (13/05/2016) -

  Smite red mite control  My coop was infested with red mites as were my chickens,after several uses of your product the problem has cleared up.Thank you for a superb product.\n  (28/09/2015) john gorton - oswaldtwistle

  Good product and great service  This is a particularly sweet smelling product. Easy to apply and good value.\n  (08/07/2015) Brenda - Suffolk

    great service allround not used it yet but I would not have purchased it if I did not think it would work\n  (07/07/2015) m healey - kent

  Very effectieve product  We were hit by the worst red and grey mite outbreak ever. We first cleaned the coop throughout using a hot water high pressure cleaner and Halamid and then sprayed the entire coop with liquid red mite control. Finally we spread red mite control powder liberally. So far this has proved very effective\n  (23/08/2014) Linda - Netherlands

  brilliant  Have been using this for years, reliable and good value.\n  (28/02/2014) -

  perfect my hens are clear again  We wash down once a week with this. Once dry we add smite powder lightly to bedding areas, nest box and dust bath. But may stop as they are totally clear. Having used every single brand I can vouch for this being th best and you can still eat the eggs\n  (18/10/2013) sally sadler - Ashford Kemt

  solve my problem very fast service  will order from you again excellent service\n  (25/09/2013) Paul Parker - Lincoln

  Excellent service and value  I was delighted with the value of the items that I ordered and the very prompt delivery. I couldn't ask for more.\n  (16/10/2012) Duncan Webster - Pitlochry

  A really effective product, recommended to all.  I bought this product after our coop was infected by red mite. It was fantastic. I would recommend it to everyone. After spraying the coop first time it worked really well. I repeated treatment every few days for a week and now the mite is almost non existent! A great product, highly recommended. \n  (17/08/2012) Nicola Shortman - Lincolnshire

  Good Product  Works well. Very well run business\n  (25/04/2012) -

  fast acting  done what it says on the tin great and fast acting done it a week later and the mites were all gone\n  (11/11/2011) william - nort east

  itch free hens  have used this in a block built stable with wooden nest boxes, perches, wooden ceiling and doors etc for around 15 months and am just coming to the end of my 1st bottle - find it a very good cleaner for breaking down hen poo, and used alongside diatom powder have had no mite / insect problems\n  (30/08/2011) Nigel - Neath

  Excellent  This product is very effective if used exactly as advised. It is easy to mix and easy to apply. I won't use anything else.\n  (23/08/2011) Kathy Grant - Norfolk

  Control of Red Mite  It has been a slow process to control the red mites but it has improved greatly with Smite, best product so far. We are repeating applications every 3 days and are down to a few hot spots, but they have been quite persistent \n  (05/08/2010) Sylvia - Suffolk

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