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Earwigs?? yuck

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by littlebirdoz, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. littlebirdoz

    littlebirdoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Earwigs have infested my chicken coop. It has a metal tray you can pull out to change the bedding and when I pull it out there are 100's of earwigs underneath. I do DE mixed in with the shavings but this hasn't made a difference and I hose it out once a week. I am not sure it will harm the chickens but it is really gross. What can I use that is safe for the girls???

    PS I hate earwigs.[​IMG]
     
  2. Elakr1

    Elakr1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Let the Girls have their way with them.[​IMG]
     
  3. littlebirdoz

    littlebirdoz Out Of The Brooder

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    They aren't eating them???
     
  4. Kdub86

    Kdub86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Shame that your chickens arn't eatting them..

    Try olive oil in a small container, the Earwigs are attracted to the oil and crawl up the container and drown in the oil.
    Won't hurt the chicken if they decide to eat the oil socked pests.
     
  5. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I hate them to they remind of roaches yuck!!
     
  6. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I have them everywhere and sometimes I've see them in our house. [​IMG] I just put down de for the first time today beacuase of the earwigs and ants. I hope someone has a suggestion..worried that de didn't work for the op because they are bad this year
     
  7. Kdub86

    Kdub86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Just realised i wrote socked should have been soaked.
     
  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls come looking for me every day to help them find earwigs and beatles in the yard!!! They love that I show them where all the goodies are. Maybe you should dangle a light in your coop and get the party started!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Ewww... I hate Earwigs... They remind me of scorpions. We find them in our laundry that's been hung outside. I would flip out if I found hundreds at a time!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am finding them in my bathtub when I get up in the morning. Grossl.
     

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