Grain mites?!? Eeekkk!!
So I bought a new bag of grain last night, pulled all the old grain from the bottom of the bin, and put the new stuff in and dumped the older grain ontop.
This morning my gelding (whom doesn't bat an eye at ANY source of food) kinda picked at his food, ate alittle and wandered around then ate the rest when my friend who feeds put the bucket up to his face.
I get to the barn tonight and notice that my grain has grain mites. :( they weren't all over the grain but were on the lid and infested on the feed scoop.
The took all the grain out. Threw it away and washed the grain bin,lid, feed buckets and scoop with white vinegar and water. Let it all dry and thankfully my friend had some left over grain from when she fed the same thing I did, so I used that and just put the bag back in my bin in my big storage container where all my feed is.
Now I'm currently freaking out because I read they get into everything and I have alot of supplements and meds they could get into that I'm not okay on replacing as its pretty expensive.
How bad is it to get rid of these buggers? I heard bleach does it but all I had was vinegar at the barn.
Any input greatly appericiated. *sigh* :(
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