This is what I've started using, too, with excellent results--NO MITES! It is only good as long as it is dry. Great to use in the garden too against beetles and other creatures with exoskeletons. Also good for fleas in the yard and can be used on dogs and cats (food grade only of course) for fleas, and it's not expensive.No problem Good luck with those mites!
Also, one more thing I just thought of. Something you can use around the loft/cage to prevent lice, mites, and all other bugs, is a dust called Diatomaceous Earth (make sure it says FOOD grade. The other kind is made for using in pools, and is toxic to animals). The name is a mouthful, but it works pretty good!
Ivermectrin works good, I almost forgot about it And not only can you give it to them in their drinking water, but you can add a bit to their bath water every once in a while to help keep everything in check.For blood sucking mites I think Ivermectin is good. I think Permethrin will kill both mites and lice, too.
D. Earth can be found at Lowes in the insecticide/pesticide aisle. I believe Tractor Supply may carry it also. It's a powder, and it's all organic and safe. It's basically made from crushed fossils, which kills all kinds of bugs, but can be ingested by us and the animals without harm. You can even pour a cup or two in any feed storage bins to help keep little bugs from getting in and contaminating your animals' feed. We also use it in our kitchen when ants get carried in by our flower potsDiatomaceous Earth, Food Grade, where can I get that? I hate Fleas like everyone else probably. Is it a powder a liquid. I just want to know a little bit more please. Will Tractor supply store or lowes carry it. Or a bigger Farm and family store? Thank you. Because Frontline for dogs and cats can be really expensive would love to find a cheaper way without hurting my animals of course.
I would like to know how much Borax to how much water. I have noticed two of our pigeons we just bought are crawling with feather lice and some type of mite.A little Borax in their bathwater once a week and voila...no mites, or lice or anything else crawling on them. Works great, is available in any grocery store and really cheap. Can't beat it.
In a bath of approximately 3 gallons I will put in about a quarter cup of Borax. I don't really measure it, just eyeball it.I would like to know how much Borax to how much water. I have noticed two of our pigeons we just bought are crawling with feather lice and some type of mite.