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Green Up C

 

Dermanyssus gallinae Poultry Red Mite

 

Description

The mites are blood feeders and attack resting birds at night. They are generally white or greyish in color, becoming darker or redder when engorged with blood. After feeding, they hide in cracks and crevices away from daylight, where they mate and lay eggs.

The mite progresses through 5 life stages: egg, larva, protonymph, deutonymph and adult. Under favorable conditions this life cycle  can be completed within seven days, so populations can grow rapidly - causing anaemia in badly affected flocks of poultry.

Young birds are most susceptible. The mites can also affect the health of the birds indirectly, as they may serve as vectors for diseases such as SalmonellosisAvian Spirochaetosis and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.

Background

Dermanyssus Galinae is thought to be the main pest for laying hens in the chicken coop. This parasite is external, multiplies rapidly, and from the moment it infects the coop it is very difficult to get rid of it. Now that the chickens are kept in modern coops with layered cages there are convenient places for it to hide and thus the treatment of it becomes increasingly difficult. The Poultry Red Mite is called this since its color is usually red after ingesting a large amount of poultry blood. They can also feed on feathers, skin or scale and don't need blood as the only food source. They do not need the body heat of the layer hens.  From the moment they appear in the coop it is very difficult to get rid of them. Spraying the hens which was the treatment for this is not effective anymore.  The Red Mite can survive in the coops without food for an extended period of up to eight months. Therefore it is imperative to clean the coop while it is empty.

Green Up Life Company has done extensive experimental trials and has successfully developed a product (Green Up C) which effectively destroys every kind of mite. Green Up C is targeted for places in which mites are found such as chicken coops, sheep pens and cow sheds.

The  Product

A safe sanitizing cleaner which is powerful, biodegradable and water based.  GREEN UP C is ideal for sanitizing and cleaning in animal areas. It effectively removes animal fats and protein residues. Its bacteriological and free rinsing properties leave a non-contaminating

and bacteria free surface.

GREEN UP C is a powerful non-chlorinated cleaner for the cleaning of metallic surfaces in places such as chicken coops which are ***********************************

GREEN UP C is a water based product, which contains a strong bactericide. It does not damage rubber, plastic, metal or stainless steel surfaces.                                    

It is effective against a wide range of micro-organisms including Gram positive/negative bacteria, pathogenic food related bacteria, yeasts and fungi.
GREEN UP C is a non- tainting, free rinsing, streak free cleaner for food environments, where the sterilization of surfaces is also required.     

GREEN UP C is made from renewable natural raw materials –glucose derived from corn, and fatty alcohols from coconut and palm kernel oils .This product is very mild, low in toxicity and readily Biodegradable.

GREEN UP C contains an Amphoteric biocide and has been evaluated for activity according to BS:6471 using E.Coli, Salmonella and  Listeria as the test organisms. It may also be used for cleaning agricultural vehicles which have to enter farms and other areas where animal disease may have occurred.

The European Standard for cleaner/sanitizers is EN1276 and Green Up C meets its requirements.

The test organisms used in the test were:
E.Coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Staphlococcus Aureus and Entrococcus Hirae. Green Up C passed the test on all these organisms.
 
This product been tested to meet Israeli Standard 1944 (1997)

Conclusions: According to Israeli Standard 1944 (1997) the product possesses antimicrobial activity and demonstrates 99.99% reduction

in the bacterial viable counts and conforms to the requirements of the Israeli standard 1944.

Table I

Test Organisms                            Untreated Surface      Treated Surface

Escherichia coli                  8739              ~104                              0,0,0

Staphylococcus aureus      6538              ~104                              7,0,0

Pseudomonas aeruginosa  9027              ~104                              0,0,0

Streptococcus faecalis       5129              ~104                              0,0,0

Enterobacter aerogenes   13048              ~104                              0,0,0

Aspergillus brasiliensis     16404              ~104                              0,0,0

Lactobacillus plantarum    14917             ~104                               0,0,0

Salmonella typhimurium    14028             ~104                               0,0,0

Saccharamyces cerevisia   2601             ~104                               0,0,0

 

Applications

GREEN UP C is ideal for sanitizing cleaning of chicken coops and cowsheds. It effectively removes animal fats and protein residues  while its bacteriological and free rinsing properties leave a non- contaminating and bacteria free surface. It can be used by soaking, spraying or fogging.

Summary of benefits  

Food Saver

Water based heavy duty cleaner

Can be diluted with water

Can be applied in wet areas

Free from chlorinated solvents

Does not harm the environment

Non-tainting

Non-flammable

Does not release toxic gases or have a synthetic solvent smell

Does not risk or damage breathing airways

Does not leave marks on skin

Does not damage surfaces including plastic, rubber and stainless steel.

 

Directions for Use

The directions for use are a general recommendation. The final matching and suitability for directions of use will depend on each specific chicken coop as to size, structure and mode of work.

Dilutions will depend on degree of soiling, the sanitizing results required and type of equipment used.

GREEN UP C at a dilution of 1:1 qualifies as a sanitizer to BS:6471. The product comfortably passed at a dilution of 1:1 which is in line with the activity for the Amphoteric biocide.
When tested according to the European Suspension Test protocol the Amphoteric biocide was shown to be very effective against Salmonella under clean conditions after 5 minutes contact time.
When applied under reasonably clean conditions a 1 to 1 dilution was effective against Salmonella, E Coli and Listeria. 

GREEN UP C can be used at a dilution 1:2 according to need. A higher dilution lessens the effectiveness of the product and does not do the job efficiently.

Recommendations for Treating an Empty Coop

STAGE 1 – Thorough cleaning of the empty chicken coop between turnover of another batch of hens should be done with rinsing all the area with Green Up C undiluted in a high pressure sprayer in order to break apart all hiding places of the mites. The spraying will include the floor, all corners, and ceiling of the coop as well as areas around the coop

(about a two meter boundary).

STAGE 2 – Twelve hours after stage 1 the coop must be rinsed with a high pressure water spray in order to remove any additional remains from the coop.

STAGE 3 – After drying the coop it must be fogged in 4 cycles—each cycle of fogging should last two minutes and then

air should be released for about 25 minutes. After the 4 fogging cycles new hens can be introduced into the clean coop.

Recommended Fogging of the Coop for the New Batch of Hens

After the new batch of hens is introduced into the clean coop, fogging should be done once a week. The fogging should last three minutes with Green Up C at a dilution of 1:2 and then a release of the air for 25 minutes.

 

Recommended First Treatment of Ongoing Coops with Hens

STAGE 1 – High pressure rinse of the equipment and surroundings with Green Up C undiluted in order to dislodge all hiding places of the mites. The spraying will be done towards the walls and equipment of the coop and not directly on the chickens.

STAGE 2 – Twelve hours after stage 1 the sprayed areas should be rinsed with a high pressure water spray in order to remove any remains from the coop.

STAGE 3 – After Stage 2 fogging should be used once a week for three minutes with Green Up C at a dilution of 1:2 and then the air should be released for 25 minutes.

Important

The treatment with Green Up C in the recommended manner after reintroduction of new hens into the coop is extremely important in order to prevent bacterial infection and parasites.

The fogging treatment in an occupied coop requires installing fogging equipment in the coop area.

It is important to recognize the difference between the two methods (empty or full coops) and act accordingly.

Finely Product Recommendation must be obtained from Green Life Company representative. 

Physical Properties 

Appearance                                               Clear colorless liquid
Density                                                       1.06

Flash Point                                                  None 

Solubility in water                                        Immiscible

Color                                                           Pale Colored

Odor                                                           Barely perceptible odor

Density                                                       1.06

Flash Point                                                  None

Flammability                                                None

Flammable Boiling Temperature/ range     >100 C

Solubility in water                                        Immiscible  

Precautions  

Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, rinse with large amounts of water.

If swallowed, drink a large amount of water or milk and seek medical attention.  

Keep this cleaning product away from children.
Keep the container closed and do not expose to extreme temperatures.

Health and Safety

For full Health and Safety data please refer to our specific MSDS Sheet, which is available upon request.


Pack Sizes 
18 liter and 205 liter barrels, 1000 liter canister 

 

Shelf Life 

3 Years from date of manufacture