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*There is a lead time on this product. Please order by 10am Wednesday for dispatch the following Tuesday. We do order surplus stock, so your order will be shipped sooner if possible*
The Red Mite, or Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) is a nasty parasite of birds; and particularly of poultry and chickens. The mite feeds on the blood of the birds, which causes stress and anaemia. These symptoms can become so severe that they lead to increased pecking, and in some cases, cannibalism. Chickens may also produce a decreased egg yield. Chemical treatments are difficult and largely ineffective as they mostly only target adult mites.
Androlis predatory mites will feed on the Red Mite and Northern Fowl Mite. They kill all stages of the parasites from egg to adult. Androlis is easy to use and 100% safe for the birds, the environment and humans.
Androlis predators feed on the Red Mites once the mites have fed and fallen off the birds. The Androlis mites do not go onto the birds themselves.
Androlis should be applied to the floor of chicken coops, next to roosting areas or directly into nests. The Androlis will then seek out the harmful mites and consume them. Androlis can be applied preventively or curatively.
Please note that if you have applied Diatomaceous Earth to your coup we recommend you wait 3 weeks before applying Androlis as this substance can be harmful to the predators.
Full instructions are provided on delivery.
We supply four main unit sizes. See them listed below:
Androlis M: Treats up to 15 birds
Androlis L: Treats up to 30 birds
Androlis XL: Treats up to 100 birds
Androlis XXL: Treats up to 200 birds
Repeat treatments should be made every 4-8 weeks depending on the level of infestation. Androlis predators will not be active under 12℃, and activity will decrease with falling temperatures.
Just as you can be allergic to cats, pollen, and dust mites, it is also possible to be allergic to the natural substances in predatory mites, feeder mites, and supplementary feeding products. If you are not allergic, but come into close and prolonged contact with certain substances, you could still develop an allergy.