Bugs on bators?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LinckHillPoultry, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    I just recieved 2 incubators from a friend. Both LG's, but different varieties. I also recieved 2 automatic turners, one that doesn't have the proper incubator ment for it. But anyways, when I got them, I was about to take the one inside and fire it up to hatch some chicks, when I noticed little itty bitty white bugs crawling on it. I've seen them before, but would I just wipe the incubator off? Or should I rinse the whole thing out? Btw, they are styrafoam.

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You should always disinfect a bator used by someone else. I'd spray it with a bleach solution in the bathtub, let it sit, the scrub with a toothbrush, then rinse with hot water and let it dry in the sun if possible. The top with the mechanics of it should be wiped out with a rag with the same solution or Clorox Anywhere Spray. That will get rid of bugs and germs.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2008
  3. ezbird

    ezbird Songster

    Mar 15, 2008
    Scrub with a toothbrush? OMG, that would take sometime to clean. Wouldn't it be easier to use a bottle brush its alot bigger and cover more area. And alot of hot water to rinse all the nasty away. Clean everthing if possible.
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Thanks a lot! I'll pick up some bleach tomorrow [​IMG]

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