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Assassin Bugs!!!

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Yikes! I just discovered Assassin Bugs in my studio near my brooder. Is there anything I can do to get rid of of them or at least keep them away from my chicks? Nasty suckers!!! 👹
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I've never heard of these. So i googled. ...dear god they sound awful! Then i looked at pictures and i think i saw some of their nymphs on the wooden fence last week! I have no advise but i am following
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Originally Posted by its raining hen View Post

I've never heard of these. So i googled. ...dear god they sound awful! Then i looked at pictures and i think i saw some of their nymphs on the wooden fence last week! I have no advise but i am following

Yeah, they're pretty nasty. I'm okay with most insects, even breeding roaches for a time. But these freak me out to no end, I'm itching just thinking about them.
Edited by barred2rock - 3/16/17 at 3:55pm
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Yikes! I just discovered Assassin Bugs in my studio near my brooder. Is there anything I can do to get rid of of them or at least keep them away from my chicks? Nasty suckers!!! 👹


You need those things in your garden.  Best thing to get rid of squash bugs and other pests.

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Oh dear lord those things are creepy!
Doing the two most depressing things in the world almost.Not getting chicks and missing my Isadora.
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Doing the two most depressing things in the world almost.Not getting chicks and missing my Isadora.
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I found another thread here at BYC that was talking about those:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37859/what-kind-of-bug-is-this

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I found another thread here at BYC that was talking about those:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37859/what-kind-of-bug-is-this

Thank you, I'll take look. 👍
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