DE and run time...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by smom1976, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I got and spriinkled my DE today.. so how long does it take to work..

    and the bag didnt say anything about flies.. just roaches and crawling bugs..

    so what about flys?
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would think that it would start to work within a day or two, as long as you used enough of it.
     
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will deter fly's and lessen the fly hatch rate.
     
  4. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    well this is the next day after sprinkling it around.. not much change in the ant population or the fly population.. I did read on the bag that it is a 48hour thing. I sprinkled more around. I will keep you all updated as to what has died. so far nothin...
     
  5. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure somebody didnt sell you a bag of flour? We had some ants on the window sill and put it down and there was not an ant to be seen in two hours!
     
  6. UNCLEG

    UNCLEG Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe you are not putting it down heavey enough, Last year I discoverd that one of my broody hens had died sometime during the day when I was at work, when I found her that afternoon the hen house was full of fireants. I removed the dead hen of course and covered the litter with DEa very heavey application. The next morning the hen house was ant free.

    I also mix the DE in with their feed, that seems to help with fly control.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008

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