Spraying for ants and other bugs.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bragabit, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. bragabit

    bragabit Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    I saw a gross bug in my coop and I want to spray it before we have any problems. I have some Sevin spray that is hooked to the hose (its not dust). Is it still safe to use around the chickens?

  2. countrygirl57

    countrygirl57 Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    I discovered you can get quick answers if you type in the little search box on the top right. hope this helps
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    My rule on poisons is if I can't eat it out of the container it comes in, then I don't want to eat it on the vegetables I grow, the eggs my chickens lay or anything else I come in contact with. If it is that gross of a bug, let the chickens eat it or squish it your self with a shovel-(long handle LOL).
    The best sure-fire bug killing machine is 2 blocks of wood. Place bug on block of wood and quickly cover the bug with the other block of wood-as in SMASH!![​IMG]
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    There are a number of approved pesticides for use in animal housing; most (not all) require the birds to not be present when spraying, but once dry are safe for the animals.

    What kind of bug did you see? Some are really not a problem; others (black widows, mites, lice, mosquitos, fleas, ticks) are.

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