Beautiful advice has been given.Hi all,
How you control bugs in your pigeon's feedmix? I've tried many ways but they just come back I don't know from where.
Do they affect birds health if they eat bugged grains?
Can some one suggest safe way to control them?
Hi ManiJohn_D- when I open the cover of container,small moths start flying. I don't know their name. There are small brown insects too boring holes in grains. My pigeons don't like that feed.
Can you please tell what chemical is in the pigeon spray? I will ask my cow vet about it.
The first step to take when you have bugs in feed is to wash it. Dip the feedmix in water for 10mins. By this most of the live insects will die and come to the surface. Drain them out and wash the feed thoroughly. Then sun dry the feed. Not big problem if you don't have oven. Take a metal tub and line it with aluminium foil to insulate it so that it don't lose heat. Now put the dried feed in it and cover the metal tub with a glass pane and put it in open sun. It will be your improvised solar cooker and will bake the feed for you killing all the remaining bugs, larvae and will help kill the eggs too. After it prevent reinfestation by putting the feed in an air tight container and as been advised spraying carbyl or permethrin dust around the container helps to stop reinfestation.Thank you so much for replying ladies/gentlemen.
Jass SamOplay- I don't have a big freezer and don't have oven. But I will take care of re-infestation when I get rid of moths.