What are tiny round black bugs? Some type of mite?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickcritty, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. chickcritty

    chickcritty In the Brooder

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    I've heard of the red mites that infest chickens but what are these? I didn't actually find them on the chickens, when I opened the coop this morning the tiny black things were crawling on my sleeve. They are about the size of a poppy seed or slightly smaller.
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    That sounds like mites. My mites are black, not red. They can't bite humans (their biting apparatus is species-specific). Sevin dust, if you can still find it, will take care of the mites.
     
  3. annek

    annek Songster

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    When I was at Home Depot yesterday they had lots of it. I am in SC but where one has it most do too.
     
  4. chickcritty

    chickcritty In the Brooder

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    That's what I feared [​IMG] I use DE inside the coop and run, but I'll check out the Sevin dust. Thanks for the replies [​IMG]
     

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