We had a snake problem several weeks ago, Hauled them all off (Grey Rat Snakes), and have had no further problem (we Thought) UNTIL last night! We just merged some pullets into the established flock and I wanted to make sure that they had found a place to roost in the big old grain storage bin that is their coop. Around 10pm we went out to check and, OH, MY GOODNESS!!!!! The shavings on the coop floor were Crawling with ROACHES...BIG ROACHES, MEDIUM ROACHES, SMALL ROACHES, And 2 snakes...one small king snake too little to do anything but eat roaches, and a HUGE grey rat snake slithering into a nest box. I caught the little one, threw him out of the pen, and went after the big one who unfortunately got away. DE has never worked for us, so DH and I Sevined the whole coop (and it is Large). We are hoping that the roaches will diminish somewhat. I know it won't get rid of all of them (hot and humid here in Georgia!), but I sure hope that it helps! As for the snakes, I will be staking out the coop for the next night/s and have agreed to let DH kill the rat snakes. I refuse to kill a King Snake...it just ain't right! We are in the country, and I know that pests are inevitable, but this is ridiculous! I try so hard to keep my hens healthy, clean and happy! I sure hope that my babies (all 30+ of them) don't suffer any ill effects from the Sevin, but we had to do something.