|Insecticide||Application Rate||Comments and Days to Slaughter|
|Co-Ral 25% WP||6 oz or 3 oz per 5 gal water, use high rate for lice, low rate for mites|| 0
Do not treat within 10 days of vaccination or stress
| Ectiban 5.7% EC
Permectrin II 10% EC
|1 qt/25 gal water
1 qt/50 gal water
Use 1 gal/100 birds
|Retreatment may be needed in 4-12 weeks. 0 days|
| Rabon 50% WP (stirofos)
Rabon 3% D
|6-1/2 oz/5 gal water Use 1 gal/100 birds
1 lb/300 birds
|Do not treat more than once every 14 days. 0 days|
|Ravap EC||5 oz per 2 gal water||Use 1 fl oz per bird Do not treat again within 14 days|
|Sevin 80% SP||4 oz/ 5 gal water
Use 1 gal/100 birds
|Thorough coverage and feather penetration is essential. 7 days|
|Sevin 5% D||1 lb/100 birds.||Do not treat more than once every 4 weeks. 7 days|
Depluming mite Dip birds in a sulfur-soap mixture (2 oz. sulfur and 1 oz soap per gallon of water). Wet feathers thoroughly to the skin. Dip only on warm nights.
Scaly-leg mite dip shanks in undiluted crude petroleum oil.
Fleas Insecticides listed in the following table may produce some flea control.
|Insecticide||Amount||Days to Slaughter||Comments|
|Rabon 50% WP (stirofos)|| 6-1/2 oz/5 gal water
1-2 gal/1000 sq ft OR
Dust 2-1/2 oz/100 sq ft
|Do not treat more than every 14 days. Treat litter thoroughly.|
| Sevin 80% SP
Sevin 5% D
| 6.5/lbs/ 100 gal water
1 lb/40 sq ft*
|Use 1-2 gals of spray per 1,000 sq. ft.|
|Insecticide||Amount||Preslaughter Interval (days)||Precautions & Remarks|
|Sevin 80% SP||5 lb/100 gal
Use 1 to 2 gal per 1,000 sq ft.
|Apply thoroughly to walls, litter and roost surfaces, especially cracks and crevices.|
|Countdown 20 WP||2 scoops /1,000 sq ft||Apply to walls|
Lesser mealworms (litter beetles) are stored grain pests that can cause structural damage, become an annoying nuisance, and may serve as a reservoir of diseases. Remove birds prior to treatment with Countdown, Tempo or Grenade. Wall sprays can reduce numbers of adults. Sevin or Rabon can be used as litter treatments. Frequent and thorough litter clean out will keep beetle numbers down. 10% Beetle Bait (carbaryl) can be spread over the litter as a supplement to residual sprays.