We recommend you use Scaly Leg Spray as a deterrent as well as to treat an existing problem. Scaly Leg Mite affects birds of all ages, although older birds and feathered leg breeds tend to be more susceptible. Affected birds should be isolated and all housing cleared and thoroughly cleaned. Scaly Prevention is always the best option. Check for the tell tail signs of crusty, white deposits on enlarged, rough and lumpy legs where the scales have become raised. Living entirely on the bird Scaly Leg Mite cause pain and intense irritation for the bird as they burrow under the scales and into the skin of the legs and sometimes the comb and wattles. In severe cases of infestation the birds find it difficult to walk, may lose a toe and become severely deformed. Caused by Cnemidocoptes mutans and evident as tiny white spherical creatures with a diameter of less than 0.5mm Scaly Leg Mite is difficult to spot in the early stages. For this reason we recommend you use Scaly Leg Spray as a deterrent as well as to treat an existing problem. Suitable for use in Organic and Intensive Farming Systems. This product falls into the exempt category of products which use only plant oils as active ingredients, as listed in Annexe IIB (Pesticides) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (as amended) and is therefore suitable to use in organic systems. Scaly Leg Spray is a wonderful product to repel the mite, whilst soothing and calming irritation. Affected birds should be isolated and all housing cleared and thoroughly cleaned. Spray the legs, comb and wattles directly and evenly (avoid eyes) and repeat every 5'6 days to break the egg cycle. Scaly Leg Spray will not taint eggs.