Blood mite control

Blood mite control

Roof mites for the prevention and control of blood mites in animal shelters.

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Blood mite control

Dutchy's® are predatory mites from the Laelapidae family and are found in many parts of Europe freely in nature. They live in the ground and hunt for all kinds of soil organisms. When we expel these predatory mites into animal shelters, they become fierce combatants of, for example, blood mites. They chase after them all day and kill them to eat them afterwards. It's a matter of time; The predatory mites are almost always a winner of the bus.

Dutchy Dutchy's lifecycle
Dutchy's® are about 1 mm tall. They have a drop-shaped body, are light in color and very mobile. They feed on all kinds of organisms, such as the larvae of small mosquitoes, spring tails and various types of mites, including blood mites. The eggs are deposited in the ground or in another suitable place. After a few days, the larvae come out, which after a number of landslides eventually become mature mites. Dutchy's® eat on average 5 blood mites a day. When we put them in time they will often prevent the development of a plague. They are also able to fight severe attacks, but then multiple robberies have to be deployed.

If you have used Dutchy's®, you may experience more blood mites over a period of several days. This is because the blood mites are driven out of their shelters by the predators. However, the predatory mites will continue to hunt behind them, which will disappear after a short period of time. Dutchy's® are also able to survive a food shortage. Only reproduction takes place. They also eat each other if needed. They do nothing with our animals. In the event of permanent food shortage, they die after a few weeks.
An adult predatory mite lives an average of 6 weeks.



Dutchy's environment
Dutchy's® preferably lives at a temperature of 15 to 28 ºC. When the temperature falls below or above these values, they pass into a resting phase. They then wait quietly until the conditions get better and then go back on hunting. When exposed to frost, they will die almost all.

When the predatory mites are delivered, they are packed with a quantity of humous straw material. This material can be ordered in bottles or in Mite Booster patterns. There are bottles of 2500 pieces, 5000 pieces and 10,000 pieces. The Mite Booster patterns have a fixed amount of predatory mites.

When you look at the material containing the Dutchy's, you will see the predatory mites moving between the granules. The Mite Boosters are intended to be suspended horizontally. In addition, it is important to follow the manual regarding the number of Mite Boosters you need to use. In general, we can say that the Mite Boosters are the most effective, but in some cases it may also be useful to use loose material from the bottles. For example, it is very useful for birds to divide a bunch of predatory mites in each litter in the breeding season. Thus, the possible blood mites will not be able to affect the young birds. Especially in Kanaries, this method can be very useful because the attack often takes place through the nests. Even in wet terrarium one can use the material from the bottles to divide it into heaps in the terrarium. It is important that the material can not dry out for a few weeks. In the material there are many eggs and larvae in addition to some adult predatory mites. When the material remains moist, they can all develop and fight with existing parasites.