Today when after cuddling one of my pullets (10 weeks), I found a small, round flea like insect on my arm. I assumed it came from the bird, and I crushed it. but It didn't look quite like the regular flat jumping fleas the dog gets. This one was smaller and rounder. I have been rifling thru the forums and it looks like it might have been a stick-tight flea. Do we even have these in Illinois? I do not see any fleas stuck on the chickens faces, like others have posted, but I need to look more closely in the morning. However, I did notice that the girls have been dust bathing in the drier garden soil to the point that they are all grey and their faces are dirty. I'm wondering if that's because they are itching? Any how, it's some kind of flea and I need to know what's the safest, most effective product to use in a small yard where children and other animals play regularly. Please be specific and include a product link if you can, I'm reading forum posts where the same product is mentioned with a dozen different names and I'm very confused! Right now I'm leaning toward ProZap Poultry Dusting Powder which seems to have a lot of successful applications from it's Amazon reviews. I'm building a new coop right now, so I think I'll just burn the other one down when the new one's finished, haha! That's going to take care of that part of the problem. But, what about the yard itself too? Anything I can treat my gardens and lawn with that won't poison my kids or my other pets?