I've got a weird problem happening here in southwestern Va in my coop -- invisible bugs are jumping on me in my chicken coop! My face and hands, the part of my hair, around my ankles...anywhere there is bareskin, I'm itching when I leave the coop after feeding and watering. The chickens seem unaffected! I've searched them with a magnifying glass...no sign of mites. My veterinarian says there are microscopic varieties and suggested calling a county farm agent, which I plan to do. Fortunately the bugs seem to be easy to wash off, and are also repelled by spraying Deep Woods Off on my clothing before entering the coop, so I'm sure I'm dealing with bugs and not some psychosis. LOL! Also, fortunately, the bugs don't appear to live on me for long either....so clearly I'm not their main 'host' thank goodness. But I fear bringing them into my house, if I haven't already! The coop is a very old small barn, wooden, lots of cracks and crevices, lined with plastic and tarps to keep the drafts down ...tin roof. Dusting this with a little Sevin Dust isn't going to cut it. I would like to put off a bug bomb of permethrin which I've read can be used to kill mites around chicken coops although isn't the safest thing ever, yet must be used in bad infestations. (I believe these came from a wild bird nesting in the coop this summer). The bugs get way worse on warm humid rainy days! They seem to go away during freezing temps. Has anyone used a bug bomb safely? I realize I need to remove my chickens for hours during this treatment which isn't a problem. And will treat them with DE...and will avoid eating any eggs for at least 10 days as recommended. So far, I can't actually find a bomb to put off, only the concentrate and I really didn't want to be in there spraying this by hand, plus it needs to go up into the rafters, 12' high and I can't even reach that by hand. Please, I'm desperate for some viable suggestions that won't be dangererous, hurt me or my birds, but kill these invisible bugs. I've had chickens for 11 years now...this is a completely new phenomenon!! They have never had bugs that I was aware of ...very healthy, have dust bathing available. But my coop is infested with something for sure. Your experience with this would be most welcome, and words of encouragement. I'm losing it!!!