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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.
Medium unit sized Androlis bottles can be applied easily with our Coop Clips. Simply attach the Coop Clip to the chicken house, push out the middle section of the red Androlis bottle lid, and fit the bottle into the dispenser. The Coop Clip will then allow for a slow release of Androlis predators into infested, and hard to reach, areas.
We supply four main unit sizes. See them listed below:
Androlis M: Treats up to 10 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. Treatment outside of spring and summer is advised for customers with heated aviaries only.
Our Mite Booster Dispenser Tubes are another useful tool for applying predatory mites to areas that can be difficult to reach with sprinkler bottles, or tubs, of our predators. The Mite Booster Dispenser Tubes can be used in the application of Taurrus predatory mites for Snake Mite control, as well as Androlis predatory mites for Red Mite control
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.
Unfortunately didn't work for us, despite using 2 of the biggest tubs plus a large tub. 50 chickens. I think it may have reduced numbers a bit. But they die in cold weather so should only really be sold in spring and early summer in my opinion.ay try again in spring but it was an expensive mistake!
Thank you for your comments and for shopping with us. I am very sorry to hear you had an ineffectual treatment on this occasion. We do advise on the product page that Androlis predators are inactive in temperatures under 12℃, but continue to sell this product out of season as it remains effective for customers with heated aviaries. Regardless of this, and as a gesture of goodwill, please contact our customer service team and we will look at some reimbursement options for you. Kind regards, Julian Ives [Director, Dragonfli]
Super idea to help get rid of red mite
I have a coop which being under trees always gets a lot of redmite.
I put predator mites in at the first signs of them this year rather than using any other methods and I've not seen one redmite yet this summer.
Nice to not have to use any chemicals etc.