Forgive me for I have sinned. Due to lack of knowledge in home and garden parasite controls and the urgent need to get rid of parasite infestation of suspected chicken mites, me and my driver drove to the very near poultry supply store and bought cheap and common pesticides / insecticides. We bought “Wash Out” for chicken ticks and Malathion for a host of other insect pests. Our strategy was as follows:
1. Use a powerful vacuum cleaner with water solution to get at the mites in the home. Vacuum the walls, the beds and the floor.
2. Mop the floors with the shampoo Wash Out. Let the liquid stay for 30 minutes. Then rinse mop it out.
3. Spray Malathion on all the external walls of the house and the concrete walls of the compound. Carefully avoiding spraying our garden plants and grass.