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mudd dobbers

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kentucky jay, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay Out Of The Brooder

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    im trying to enlist my kids in the chicken fun !!!! but i got dobber nests everywhere !!!!!! right now its too cold for them but does anyone have any ideas how i can prevent them from nesting in my coop ....kids wont go in coop with mudd dobbers in there !!!!!!
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] Sounds like my kids! First, if it's mud daubers they won't sting, so be sure and tell them that. I've never found a way to keep them out of the coop myself, but they will not build low mud nests if there are chickens in the coop because the chickens will eat them. I just ignore them myself.
    Good luck!
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I don't know how to prevent them, but if you figure out a way- let me know! I have them all over my house in the seams under any overhang. I usually try to blast them off with a pressure washer every fall, but couldn't do it this year because of our drought. Last thing I need to do is run my well dry because I don't like to look at bug tubes in the eaves. [​IMG]
     
  4. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No ideal...but a quick google search said something about tacking
    some of those dryer sheets around...that mud daubers won't build
    near them.
     
  5. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay Out Of The Brooder

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    thanx spookwriter ...i'll try the dryer sheets ,,, should they be used , or does it matter ?????
     

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