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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CHICKMAGNET1975, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. CHICKMAGNET1975

    CHICKMAGNET1975 New Egg

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    Can someone tell me how I can get rid of the annoying June bugs???
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    :welcome

    I'm going to assume you're addressing the annoying brown May Beetles (often pile into drifts that need to be swept from decks/porches), rather than the green June Bugs. Our chooks and turks don't eat many of these May Beetles.

    Maybe a full spectrum LED bulb, mounted in a reflector - securely attached to a T-post, aimed down at, from about a foot above, a large diameter rubber hog bowl 3/4 full of water. Use 100 ft., at least, of outdoor rated extension cord to get this "bug dead pool" as far from house/coops as possible and use lower wattage, partial spectrum, bug lights around house/coop. Ex (full spectrum for trap): https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/118033/CREE-16050OMF2.html

    Like Yellow Jacket traps, one won't get all, but it will cut the "cloud/crowd" effect down to an infestation by "individuals".
     
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