sevin dust is not working on lice...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by LindsayB, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been battling lice with my 4 hens for a while. I dust them with sevin every 2 weeks and clean the coop out weekly and sprinkle sevin all in the shavings...I just went to collect eggs earlier and saw 3 lice crawling on the wall inside the coop all around the sevin dust! [​IMG] What the heck do I do now? Will there always be a few lice? I don't like those creepy crawlies on my birds!
     
  2. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! I can't imagine why the Sevin isn't working. I consider it the 'big gun' when dealing with bugs. Did you try putting Sevin in an old stocking and poofing it on all surfaces? That would be my suggestion .... hopefully someone else will have more information for you.
     
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dusted everything in the coop with it! Well except the feeder and nest box. I even sprayed my birds with a liquid insect poison. ( I don't remember what the brand was but it was safe for use on poultry. I must have some mutant lice in the coop. LOL
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Gotta dust everything...chickens, roosts, nests. Repeat dusting everything in 10 days to kill nits hatched after the first dusting.
     

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