Thyme oil spray

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

You can buy thyme es­sen­tial oil on­line and prices vary depend­ing on the pu­rity of the oil. The sci­en­tists in this re­search said they be­lieved thy­mol was the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent that was toxic to red mites and that it was likely the higher the thy­mol level, the bet­ter the kill rate, but more work would be needed to as­sess this.

In­gre­di­ents

1 litre wa­ter 25ml thyme es­sen­tial oil

Method

Mix and spray onto coop sur­faces, mak­ing sure to get it into wood joins. If pos­si­ble, re­move perches so you can get spray into gaps where they butt up against or into walls.

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