Our best selling coop cleaner and it dissolves red mites on contact.
Red mites reproduce rapidly. These nasty bugs don’t live on your chickens but hide in the framework of your coop, perches and nest boxes, only coming out at night to feed on the blood of your birds. The result is they become stressed, suffering anaemia, reducing egg production and even death if not treated. Red mites are also very difficult to control, so Appletons have developed Poultry SAFEguard which dissolves any red mites it comes into contact with. It’s also a powerful disinfectant, killing bacteria, viruses and odour in coops.
Appletons Poultry SAFEguard is New Zealand made and best of all it is very economical. It is a concentrate which you mix with water as you need it - you get 64 litres of mite-fighting solution from our 1-litre containers, and that makes it a lot more cost-effective when compared to other similar available products.
Poultry Safeguard is a blend of high foaming surfactants, sequestrates and alkaline builders and quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) which effectively dissolves waxy accumulations and is effective against a range of microbes (including Avian Influenza Virus, Avian Infectious Bronchitis and Newcastle’s disease) and micro-organisms including bacteria, mildew, moulds and fungi.
Available in 500ml, 1L and 5L Concentrate bottles.
Fast delivery and the red spider mite /virus/bacteria control solution they sell is extremely effective at keeping the red mites chookies suffer with at bay, very impressive stuff. It is the only thing I have found that actually works.No more itchiness for me after I have been in the roosting areas, highly recommend Appletons Poultry Safeguard, it works very well.
I have used the Safeguard which was a simple process but have no idea how to judge if it is worked. It is not mite season but used it as a disinfectant between older hens and new young pullets. The false nest eggs look good but as it will be about two months before the pullets lay I am not sure how successful they will be. I know my father used them 60+ years ago! Noeleen
I recently purchased 2 products for problems with red mite, (separate orders) and found the service excellent, prompt delivery, and kept up to date with supply. Would certainly consider purchasing from Appletons again.
Thank you for the fast delivery of the mite spray killer. I spent a half a day cleaning and spraying out my three coops. One in particular had quite bad mites. I will do it again this weekend, and hopefully that will be the end of them. The spray was easier to use than having to scrub the walls. I also loved the bottle with the measure part attached. It took a bit to realise that you just have to squeeze the bottle to fill the measure part, but what a great idea.
We followed the instructions and found this product to work well. Even after the first treatment it made a huge difference and the follow up treatments got rid of the stragglers. Good to see them under control! Hen house is also nice and clean 😁