Vapona pest strip........

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by emjay, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    I have to ask again, as I never got an answer

    is it safe to eat eggs when using the pest strip in coops?

    and will the strip not work if there is too much ventilation, due to the small size of coop?

    I have two coops, of different sizes and varying amounts of ventilation. two different designs.

    thankyou. [​IMG]
  2. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I am guessing that no one knows, which is why you have not gotten any answers. Call the manufacturer and ask, but since they are not intended for coops (or are they?), chances are it has not been tested, and they will give the safe answer of "don't eat the eggs.".
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I googled it and found lots of information.
    A few highlights:
    Seems like it is nasty stuff, but it is recommended to use 1 per 1000 cubic feet in commercial chicken operations.
    OK to use in coops??? but extremely toxic to caged birds???
    A couple comments on other chicken boards that it's OK to eat the eggs.
    Banned in the UK.
    A lot of chicken owners swear by it.
    Some comments that it doesn't work anymore- speculation that the formula changed

    Lots of conflicting info,

    Imp- guess you'll have to decide for yourself
  5. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    hmmm, very interesting. I have one, just keep procrastinating on putting it in my coop. as it reads to use in barns etc.

    I haven't read of people complaining of losses of chickens due to the pest strip. and I know lots swear by them.

    hmmm. I am thinking of putting it in, but, maybe not exposing the whole thing at once ?????

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