What is Ultimite UltiSpray?
Simply spray ULTIMITE UltiSpray directly onto infestations to combat poultry red mite. It is instantly effective and disables mites on contact.
It’s all-natural formulation on vegetable oil basis results in an eco-friendly, effective treatment. It complements ‘traditional’ treatments such as diatomaceous earths, and in many cases can replace them completely. It is also far more friendly to you, your birds, and the environment.
UltiSpray is just as effective against other soft-bodied crawling insects, including ticks, lice, fleas, and aphids.
- 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 – animal health completely unaffected.
- Targeted action – economical compared to “generic cleaners” and other “mite treatments”.
- Water soluble – easy to rinse.
- Suitable for organic farming.
- No fiddling with dosages, instantly visible effects.
- If nozzle and bottle were delivered separately, unscrew the cap and attach the nozzle.
- Shake the bottle to mix the contents.
- Turn the nozzle to the ‘on’ position.
- Spray directly onto infested areas. You may want to do this at night, when the mites come out of their hiding places.
- Spray on and into cracks and crevices, which is where red mites like to hide.
- Depending on the severity of the infestation, repeat every 5-8 days*. This is to eliminate mites that are at different stages of their lifecycle.
Please note: Mites that cannot be sprayed directly will survive. That’s why we strongly recommend using Ultimite UltiGuard to stop those survivors from feeding. You need this multi-pronged approach to be mite-free quickly and effectively!
* Spray frequency is a guide only. There is no risk of causing resistance in mites, because UltiSpray acts mechanically. As such you may spray mites when you see them, which in a severe infestation may be more frequent. The repetition rate for other insects may vary.
- DO NOT spray directly onto animals, persons, food or foodstuffs.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Keep the bottle well closed and store it upright.
- Ultimite is non-toxic. Rinse with plenty of clean water if necessary.
So what’s in the box?
- 750ml ready-to-use solution of Ultimite Spray. The bottle is made of fully recyclable HDPE.
- Spray Nozzle, if ordered. Please reuse the nozzle from order to order to reduce plastic waste. It can also be rinsed out and resused or recycled thanks to an all-plastic construction.
What is Poultry Red Mite?
Red Mites (Dermanyssis Gallinae) is an exo-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
- poor feed conversion
- smaller birds
- smaller and/or fewer eggs
- blood loss (anaemia)
- increased transmission of and susceptibility to disease
- 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 wild birds such as 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 in the warmer months 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 can quickly reproduce again when conditions are right for them.
Ultimite UltiSpray is the obvious modern solution to this problem. We also strongly recommend the use of Ultimite UltiGuard, which will form a barrier that prevents the mites from feeding.