Teeney tiny bug in the coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by marialane, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. marialane

    marialane Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2010
    When untying my boots this morning coming out of the coop, I noted some really small bugs on my boots. There were several of them. I have religiously used Diatomous Earth on the coop floor. What do you think this bug is? It seems to hop just a bit, it is not a flea, it is smaller than that. Help!
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    There are annoying little gnats called mold gnats. They do fly but also jump around. I hate them. Could also be fruit flies, maybe.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    For the most part, DE is pretty useless at killing bugs. Get sevin or permethrin or other insecticide labeled for use in animal premises.
  4. mjuenem

    mjuenem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2010
    Putnam Co.
    So I am getting the feeling that DE has a reputation (internet fueled) that dwarfs it's actual effectivness? Kind of like most natural (green) remedies on the internet that promise setting us free from commercial solutions but only deliver about 10% effectiveness.
  5. marialane

    marialane Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2010
    Thanks for the information!

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