Hi. I just got 3 chickens. My problem is I need to spray the exterior of my house in the summer to keep bugs (especially red spiders and furry centipedes) out of my daughters basement bedroom. What would be safe to use? The chickens will be kept penned 30 ft or so from the house, but may occasionally roam. I don’t want them to get sick or anything from bug spray. Thanks much!!
Most any of our products can be used safely around chickens and other animals. Especially if you’re only spraying the exterior of the home. You see, when spraying the exterior siding of structures, the spray will only be on the siding so there won’t won’t be any chance of exposure to people, animals, etc.
With that being said, the Bifen would be a fine product to use which is listed in our Centipede article:
Now if you feel you’ll be spraying the ground and other areas besides just the side of the home, go with Essentria IC. This material is made using food grade actives and won’t pose a hazard to chickens or other wildlife – even if they come in contact with treated surfaces.
Essentria IC3: http://www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/liquid/eco-excempt-gal
Both products can be sprayed using any regular type pump sprayer and using it this way should provide 3-4 weeks of insect control.