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Help identify my bug problem!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kyleerenae, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Kyleerenae

    Kyleerenae New Egg

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    We found an infestation of tiny grayish bugs. They are concentrated around the water and food, not inside the coop, can't see bugs on the birds. They don't look like mites from images I've Googled. Can anyone tell me what these are? [​IMG]
     
  2. Kyleerenae

    Kyleerenae New Egg

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  3. bigmomma85

    bigmomma85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry not know name in English, but can pinch so careful. Sevin dust and D.E mixed and sprinkle will kill.
     
  4. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are springtails. As far as I know they are harmless.
     
  5. Kyleerenae

    Kyleerenae New Egg

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    Thank you for the reply!
     
  6. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like springtails, they shouldn't hurt anything. They do not pinch, so don't worry.
     

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