Mortein Control Bomb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nickmancity, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. nickmancity

    nickmancity Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 29, 2012
    my coop is infested with crickets , i mean its crawling with them , can i use one of these bombs inside the coop ,of course without the chickens around ?
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    This is a new problem i have never heard of. Your chickens should eat the crickets. My birds will chase a cricket for 20 feet if needed to eat it. I suggest removing the feed from the pen for a day or three and watch the cricket population go extinct. Be sure there is light in the coop so your birds can see them.

    I would not use any kind of bug killing chemicals in your coop. Your birds may eat a poisoned cricket or ground and become sick/die.
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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    If it is not labeled safe to be used around food-producing animals, then no - it will get into the chickens, then into the eggs, then you when you eat them.

    I agree, your chickens should eat the crickets, they are a great source of protein.

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