how to get rid of Mosquitos???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken head34, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everytime i go check on my chickens and chicks i get attacked my mosquitos and yellow flys!! is there anything i can do to get rid of them? [​IMG]
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I wish I knew. It's rained here so much I hate to go out. Can't do anything. Unless you smother yourself with stinky stuff.
     
  3. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For starters, is there water standing in things around the yard that could be breeding them? If so dump it out.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, with the flies, and I know this sounds unreasonable to some, I have sand in the chicken runs, and I take a scooper out and remove poo each day. No poo.....no flies. As for mosquitos....I'm a MOSQUITO MAGNET! GRRRR! I have to slather on the Deep Woods OFF, or some other product to keep them off of me if I'm going to be outside working. My husband says, "Eat alot of garlic," and I do in my cooking use garlic, but you can only eat so much.....


    I feel for ya!
    Sharon
     
  5. mistyfeather

    mistyfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could try those off brand clip on things i have seen advertised on tv [​IMG] they would probly work
     
  6. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only standing water is in the pond about 150 feet away and in there waters.... The lady i got my chicks/rooster from has little sticky papers that catch flys? i dont know if they catch yellow flys or mosquitos thought....Im just scared if my chicks or my 2 month olds get bite to much they could die:(...
     
  7. marthas_ear

    marthas_ear Out Of The Brooder

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  8. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turn the chickens out, dump standing water, stir up the vegetation daily (thus the loose chickens). I have chickens for the purpose of mosquito control, and when you leave them to roam around your property they will do just that!
     
  9. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the same boat, need to take stock in Deep Woods Off. It's the only thing that works for me. We haven't had any rain in so long, so they aren't as bad as usual but they are still around. Forget the Off Clip on things, waste of good money I tried them. Not to mention they kept falling off with me walking around watering everything. I have a pond, but that should be a problem because the fish eat them and the water is moving. We do back up to the woods and that's where they are hiding!!!
     
  10. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have this plant i believe called the mosquito geranium, thats suppose to keep mosquitoes away a certain distance. I'm looking to get one and see if it works.
     

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