Some Pests In My Coop, Black Mites?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tractoraholic, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. tractoraholic

    tractoraholic Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 29, 2010
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    Hi All,

    Hope Im posting in the right form. The other day I went out to my coop to let my chickens out into their run and I noticed these little black specks scurrying up and down the studs in the coop and going into the cracks between boards. They look like those little red mites but are black. I dont see any on my chickens but I plan on dusting them and changing their litter and dusting the floors with the 5% Sevin Dust. My question what do you use to get into the cracks between studs to kill these things? can you add Sevin to water, use bleach to get into cracks, what do you guys think.


    Thanks,
    Justin
     

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