Bugs and Birds

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by laursink, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. laursink

    laursink New Egg

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    I accidently posted this in the wrong area..so I thought I would re-post here!

    Hello! And I cannot spell mosquito very well! We seem to suddenly be infested with the darn things. We live in a very rural area and are in a woods that has a lot of dampness. My biggest problem is the coop and the fact that I am pregnant so I have to be careful. I have no idea why my coop has so many this year. Last year we did very well. I have about 13 Guineas and 27 various chickens. Any ideas?
    I do have a hubby that can use harsher chemicals but what will not harm my birds?
    Thanks so much!!!!
    Laura in Ohio

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  2. Nyna

    Nyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose I would get rid or any standing water were they may be breeding or hatching that is. I know that sprinkling DE over poo will help control flies. Gee- I dunno, maybe someone one else has more ideas... [​IMG]
     
  3. laursink

    laursink New Egg

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    My hubby thinks that they used to have small zappers in their coops. But I thought I had read how that does not work very well...at this point though anything would be great.
    My hubby was a chicken farmer growing up with huge barns. Maybe this will work.
     

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