can you ever

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Shenanigans1, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Shenanigans1

    Shenanigans1 In the Brooder

    get rid of fleas and if so how? Have did everything except burned the coop and yard down, even used propain torch to scorch yard and coop. Dusted with 7dust..........................still have the little suckers.

  2. Dee Dee 2

    Dee Dee 2 Songster

    Jun 8, 2012
    Tomball, Tx.
    Don't know if this will help but I have also had a horrible problem with fleas on my dogs and have tried "everything". I recently started spraying with a solution of bleach and water. This has seemed to do more good that anything , cheap and easy. The key to killing fleas is you must break the life cycle. Try spraying EVERY 3 DAYS with a 1/2 cup ( no more ) of bleach to 1 gallon of water. Of course the chicks can't be around when you spray and things should dry before they return. Pay special attention to cracks crevices and the ground in general. Hate to tell you this but once there they will always be there. They can live in the dirt for years and the cocoon stage is almost impossible to kill. That is why regular spraying is necessary to break the life cycle. Just be sure what ever you use does not have a more severe consequence than the fleas. I hate 7 dust - people don't realize how nasty that stuff can be. When it gets in the lungs it forms a jelly like substance that is there almost forever. There is a I. G. R. (insect growth restrictor) available also but it is quite expensive. Good luck.
  3. Shenanigans1

    Shenanigans1 In the Brooder

    What about the chickens? What do you use on them?
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Try the flea drops on the chickens.Some swear by it.Spray the coop.

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