whats up with mosquitos?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by funkychicken, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. funkychicken

    funkychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok..heres the deal...I have mosquitos in my hen house..just clinging to the walls waiting...no standing water...no damp bedding...d.e. in bedding to keep nasties at bay...I have checked everything I can think of...even run a fan sometimes during the day in hopes that the air moving would help...nope...still there...so my question is ...what to do?? This concerns me because the kiddos and myself spend time in there cleaning,loving the girls, etc..I dont like the thought of getting bit by a nasty that has been sucking on a chicken...not to mention that I would rather them not get to my gals to begin with...any suggestions would be great...thanks..FC
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You can use flea and tick shampoo on your girls (the chicken, I mean [​IMG]). I think you can also use some of the sprays that repel bugs on them.
     
  3. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they mosquitoes or what we Texans call "mosquito hawks"? If you've got real mosquitos, you've got standing water and dampness somewhere. If they're the larger mosquito hawks, they'll be gone in a week.

    By the way, mosquito hawks are actually crane flies. They don't really eat mosquitoes, and they don't bite people either, but prefer to feed on the roots of a variety of grasses.

    Kathy in Texas
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    We have mosquitoes here in Florida, but we also have an insect that looks like a mosquito but doesnÂ’t bite like a mosquito called a false mosquito. Maybe you can put some in a jar and take them to you local cooperative extension and maybe they can identify them. They might be what KHayward called "mosquito hawks"
     
  5. funkychicken

    funkychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no...these are the actual thing...no doubt...just can not figure why they are in my hen house...honestly...Ive lived with them my whole life and know what to look for but this is crazy...just cant seem to get them gone...I am like picky about my gals house and their conditions being clean and I just seem to always have them hanging around...does anyone think that flie sticky strips would be of use [​IMG]
     

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