mudd dobbers

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

  1. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 16, 2010
    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 wont go in coop with mudd dobbers in there !!!!!!
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​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

    Apr 15, 2009
    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

    Feb 23, 2010
    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

    Dec 16, 2010
    thanx spookwriter ...i'll try the dryer sheets ,,, should they be used , or does it matter ?????

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