We have a large chain link chicken yard with the coop inside. It is clean and does not smell. The chickens free range all day, so they are only in there at night. Nearby, we have a raised, covered garden. We don't go out there after dark... to the coop or the garden... Sometimes, if we do have to go out after dark, when we walk toward the coop, you can hear what sounds like rain as the thousands of crickets all hop away at the same time. Ahhhhhhhh!!! It sends shivers up my spine! Other times, it's the roaches!!! Ewwwww!!! So, we have put pounds and pounds of DE out there. They just come out and play in it. It doesn't seem to work. What am I doing wrong and what else can I use??? Oh, please help! It is soooo gross.