Stick fast fleas

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mamarisa2016, May 9, 2016.

  1. Mamarisa2016

    Mamarisa2016 Hatching

    May 9, 2016
    I have been trying everything I have read to get rid of stick fast fleas on my chickens and haven't been able to get rid of them. I have used food grade DE, cleaned the coops, sprayed pesticide, even tried a drop or two of frontline on each chicken. The frontline seems to have helped, but not gotten rid of the fleas. I tried the olive oil and that didn't work either. Does anyone know if I can give the chicken comfortis? Maybe put a pill in their water? Please let me know because I live in central Florida and it's warm and sandy and very difficult to get rid of the stick fast fleas. Thanks in advance

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    So far WD-40 has killed every kind of bug I've sprayed it on, doesn't harm the birds except sometimes giving them a bit of dried skin.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

  5. mimsy

    mimsy Songster

    Mar 9, 2012
    Welcome to byc.

    Here is an article that goes over them.

    Olive oil can be absorbed into the skin so not sure if it would work to suffocate them, it's probably absorbed into the chickens skin and not really doing what you hope to the fleas. I think petroleum jelly would be better for that, it is not absorbed and should coat and kill them. Good luck.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Songster

    Mar 6, 2016
    AIKEN, South Carolina
    I have been reading every post possible, because i wanna be ready if they get fleas! Indeed, Valeslune administered with a Q tip will suffocate them. Avoid eyes, but i know if some accidentally hits the eye its not the end of the world. Some people used Adams, spray bird and apply with your fingers around eyes and head. Many spread Sevin dust, use lavender.

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