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by Jaffa Cake
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Hey TweetiePie, Thanks for your answer. I thought that a wind egg meant just really small. Will have to check if it has a yolk as it is sitting in my van ash tray. Thanks so much for all your help. I think that it was Rick who said that it might be springtails. I need to master this site so that I c...
by Jaffa Cake
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 1116

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Rick,

I had a wind egg yesterday! What does that mean?

Mandi
by Jaffa Cake
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Hello, I have some news ... I received the following from the RES. So thanks Tweetie Pie ... Hi Mandi The common name for collembolans in Uk is springtails as they have a forked appendage (furca) which they use to jump but they feed on decaying plant matter and do not infest/feed on people or animal...
by Jaffa Cake
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Tee hee! ... I tried to catch a couple but they are too quick. Will see what the pest guy says!!! Luckily my dads house is quite isolated :lol:
by Jaffa Cake
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Tweetie pie, thanks so much for sending off my photo. At least I know they are not after my chickens. I have uploaded a picture to the entomologist site. Thanks so much! The only thing keeping me from going mad is logging on and talking to you guys... I am missing my house and bed! And I AM trying n...
by Jaffa Cake
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Thanks so much for your posts! You made me laugh as I did a strip on my dads doorstep as only went back to the house to collect a couple of things and check on my chocs and swatted 3 on my jeans and one on my laptop which has convinced me that they are now in the house as there was no smiting or gar...
by Jaffa Cake
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Hi LadyA and Tweetie Pie, Thanks so much for your support. Makes me feel not so on my own in my fight to discover what the hell is going on ... yes barklice, you mention them due to the eucalyptus tree ... i just found one in my coffee cup in my god damn van so fly spray not working ... am going to ...
by Jaffa Cake
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Hello Everyone, Checking in to update .... after another afternoon of smiting and putting down DE, I had a very interesting chat with Simon from ecoguard, he thinks that they could be booklice. He looked at the photos and has sent them to a friend of his who is a Entomologist. I cleared another part...
by Jaffa Cake
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

I am so so grateful to have you guys to talk to. Was totally freaked out last night as found three in my dad’s bathroom that obviously bought back with me!! Called environmental health pest control and they said that as it was outside they couldn’t do anything about it and showed no interest. They s...
by Jaffa Cake
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 63
Views: 1029

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

I am def covered in bites though after yesterday and itchy as hell and it says that the springtail bugs don't come near humans! The plot thickens ...

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