What is Ultimite UltiGuard?
UltiGuard protects poultry and other animals from Poultry Red Mite attack.
Mites cannot cross UltiGuard. Apply it as a continuous barrier around perch ends to prevent access to livestock. This stops Red Mite from feeding, thus interrupting their breeding and life cycle.
When used in conjunction with Ultimite UltiSpray a poultry mite infestation can be brought under control very quickly and effectively.
- Usable in occupied coop/stables.
- Non-irritating and no dust – no need for masks or protective clothing.
- No build-up of resistance in mites due to mechanical action.
- FREE from Biocides and pesticides.
- No trace residue in meat or eggs or other produce.
- No drying-out effect – natural skin oils are unaffected.
- Targeted action – economical compared to “generic cleaners” and other “mite treatments”.
- Water soluble – easy to rinse.
- Suitable for organic farming.
- Do not dilute – this product is ready-to-use.
- Pour a quantity into a small dish or pot. Using a gloved hand or brush, apply liberally to perch ends, roosting bars and access ways. Also smear into cracks, crevices and gaps where mites may hide throughout their developmental lifecycle.
- Ensure that a continuous barrier is formed, so that the mites are unable to reach your animals.
- Reapply as necessary to maintain this barrier, such as after cleaning, or after rainfall if used outdoors.
- DO NOT apply directly onto animals, persons, food or foodstuffs.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Ultimite is non-toxic. Just rinse with plenty of clean water if necessary.
So what’s in the box?
- 1kg of Ultimite UltiGuard. The container is made of fully recyclable HDPE.
What is Poultry Red Mite?
Red Mite (Dermanyssis Gallinae) is an ecto-parasite affecting primarily birds, chicken, and other poultry, often also referred to as ‘bird mite’ or ‘poultry mite’. They are the economically most significant pest affecting the poultry sector. Severe red mite infestations can result in (amongst others):
- stressed animals
- smaller birds
- smaller and/or fewer eggs
- blood loss (anaemia)
- increased bird mortality
Blood spots on eggs, or hens refusing to return to their coop at night, may also appear as symptoms.
The red mite (not to be confused with the red spider mite, which are seen on patios and feed on pollen) is often carried by pigeons, which in the UK nest all year round. It hides during the day and comes out at night to feed, biting and sucking the blood of the host animal. In doing so they can transmit other diseases as well, such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), Salmonella, and Escherichia coli, and others.
Dermanyssis Gallinae is most active from April to September, and an uncontrolled infestation can quickly get out of hand. However, the mites can survive for months even without feeding, and they can quickly reproduce again when conditions are right for them.
Ultimite UltiGuard is part of the obvious modern solution to this problem. We also strongly recommend the use of Ultimite UltiSpray, which will instantly disable mites when sprayed on.