I’m at the tail end of refurbishing an old coop and run. Chicks are officially in the sealed up coop, doubling as a brooder, and run is almost complete. Problem is, tonight there is roaches all over the inside of the coop. Big dark winged ones, small scuttling red ones, and everything in between. It’s not infested just yet but there is way too many for my liking. Everything is as clean as I can possibly make it. I’m surrounded by dense pine forest and brush, and the humidity is horrendous. The roaches make me feel like they’re living in absolute filth, but I really have been on top of tidying and cleaning up the surrounding area. I’m scared this is going to blow out of control. Doesn’t help that cockroaches are the only animal capable of making me scream and run. I have sevin dust and some harsh bug sprays. The problem is that I cannot take the chicks out of their brooder for days to poison everything, and even if I could I do not want to risk poisoning 2 day old chicks, either directly or through poisoned roaches. Would sevin dust on the ground outside and some sticky traps on the outside corners of the coop (far, far out of reach of chicks) touch the roach population? Any safe product recommendations? Here’s some pictures to get a feel for my setup. Excuse some half finished bits.