Help...... mosquitoes?????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nsmith83083, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. nsmith83083

    nsmith83083 In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2015
    I live in Florida, so heat+water=mosquitoes. My birds are in the coop and neither of them like using the roost anymore, ?????? Beats me??????, but the mosquitoes are swarming them inside ? Is there anything I can do to keep the mosquitoes off of them. I hate being swarmed so I can't imagine it doesn't bother them. Is there Anything I can do to prevent them from getting eaten alive???
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Chickens can get sick and die from mosquitoes. You could put window screen on the vents and windows of your coop to prevent mosquitoes from getting in. I use a large electric bug zapper in my yard from late spring through fall 24/7 and it like watching a light show at night. [​IMG] The only remains are dead mosquitoes under it. It draws the mosquitoes out of our woods and yard so, we can enjoy being outside at night without having to spray ourselves with deet. We have a large wet woods and creek right next to our yard. Some people have said electric bug zappers don't work but, it works for us!

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