Little Black Bugs in My Coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tractoraholic, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. tractoraholic

    tractoraholic Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    Went out to my coop to lock the girls in for the night and I noticed these little black specks scurrying around on the wall studs on in my coop. Checked my chickens and dont see any on them but will do a closer inspection tomorrow. At first I thought these were black mites, but they are a tad bigger with two antennas. They dont look like fleas or bed bugs any one seen these or know what they are? I plan on treating my birds with 5% sevin dust, and change the litter and sevin dust the floor. What kind of liquid pest control would you use to spray the cracks between studs to make sure i kill all these bugs?

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Get liquid sevin and mix with water according to directions. Thats what i used when My coops and chickens had mites. Make sure the flock is out of the way and don't let them back in till it's all dry. put up all windows to help air out. As for the bugs i haven't a clue, good thing you saw them though.
     

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