Is Banshee an insecticide?
No, Banshee is not an insecticide as it is designed to repel mites away from poultry housing.
Does Banshee smell?
Banshee is made using an essential oil blend and has a characteristic odour which comes from the essential oils used. Some people like the odour, some people don’t.
Will resistance develop with Banshee?
It is very unlikely that resistance will occur due to its use as a repellent and the blend of essential oils used.
What pack sizes area available?
Banshee is available in 240ml, 1L and 5L packs. For a small grower using a garden sprayer, 240ml will make up 15L of spray mix.
How do I determine how much water my sprayer applies per 100m²?
A typical ‘garden sprayer’ will apply 5L of water per 100m2 of treated area which would require a dilution rate of 80 ml Banshee in 5L of water, or 16 ml Banshee per litre of water.
What do you mean by ‘don’t spray past the point of run off’?
Products such as Banshee should be applied as a fine spray, where the spray droplets are very small. Ideally these should cover the surface evenly, but not to the point where they pool together to form larger droplets on the surface. This is called the point of run off. If this occurs these larger droplets can run (vertical) or drip (ceilings) off the surface, and means too much spray has been applied.
Does Banshee kill mites?
Unfortunately, the terms of our registration exemption states that we can only talk about the use of Banshee as a repellent. We encourage people to purchase and try Banshee to draw their own conclusions.
Does Banshee work on other mites, such as Tropical Fowl Mite and Northern Fowl Mite?
Both of these mite species live on the birds themselves, so require a treatment directly onto the birds. We cannot recommend Banshee is used in this manner.