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Buffalo gnats!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NewHopePoultry, May 20, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I hate buffalo gnats. They are kiling all my chicks [​IMG]
    Ive lost 3 chicks in a day.

    Is there a way to kill them? or at least make them go away?
     
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Make that 4 chicks [​IMG]
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine used Avon Skin So Soft last year on hers.
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I'm sorry you lost your chicks. I have seen several posts on buffalo gnats the last couple of days. Some say a dab of pure vanilla extract on their heads will help repel them. Someone else said a fan will keep them from swarming. I'm so glad we don't do not have them here...they sound like nasty little things. [​IMG] Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks
    Im losing chicks to them left and right [​IMG]
     
  6. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try Equisect fly repellant for horses, it's natural, smells good and you also spray their pen. I get mine at the feedstore and use it on myself too as there is no nerve agent in it. The only toxic warning is regarding fish --- good luck with the gnats
     
  7. Kriston

    Kriston Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so sorry about your chicks. What on earth are buffalo gnats? I've never heard of them?
     
  8. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010

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