Red Mite Powder


Red Mite Powder (Diatomaceous Earth) is a 100% natural product that protects against external and internal parasites. Safe for humans and animals, it works mechanically to eliminate mites without building resistance. Available in 1kg and 2kg tubs.


  • Effective Parasite Control
  • Improves Feed Digestibility
  • Provides Essential Minerals
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Red Mite Powder (Diatomaceous Earth) is a 100% natural product made from the fossilised remains of ancient shell creatures, ensuring it is completely inert and safe for humans and animals. This versatile powder is designed to protect animals from external parasites (lice, fleas, mites) and internal parasites (worms), promoting overall health.


  • Effective Parasite Control: Works mechanically by causing mites to dehydrate and die, preventing chemical resistance buildup.
  • Digestive Aid: Enhances the digestibility of feed when added at 1-2%, potentially reducing feed costs.
  • Mineral Supplement: Provides essential minerals, beneficial for all animals and birds.

How to Use:

  • For Feed: Add 2-5% of Red Mite Powder to your chickens’ feed to improve digestion and control internal parasites.
  • For Direct Application: Apply liberally using a ‘Puffer Bottle’, focusing on areas under the wings and in the nest box to control external parasites.
    • Initial Treatment: For an active red mite infestation, thoroughly apply the powder in all cracks, crevices, nest boxes, perches, and throughout the coop after a thorough cleaning. Repeat this application every 3-5 days for 2-3 weeks to break the red mite life cycle and knock down the infestation.
    • Maintenance Applications: After the initial intensive treatment period, continue applying the powder weekly or bi-weekly as a preventative measure. During warmer months when red mites are more active, apply the powder more frequently, around every 4-7 days.

Additional Tips:

  • General Use: Suitable as a mineral supplement for a variety of animals, enhancing their overall health.
  • Safety Precaution: Wear gloves and a dust mask during application to avoid skin irritation and inhalation.

Caution: Ensure proper ventilation during application and avoid direct inhalation. For a more intensive solution to mite infestations, consider our fast-acting smoke bomb.

Available Sizes:

  • 1kg Tub
  • 2kg Tub


Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg

1kg, 2kg


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