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Purple martins and Lice
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Mike taylor    Posted 06-17-2002 at 17:51:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nathan, Deadcarp -

My cousin suggested cutting up flea and tick collars and putting in each hole when the box first goes up in the spring. I think that might work!

DIZ    Posted 06-18-2002 at 19:50:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
My martis came and left....hmmm. I forgot to clean the houses good. I looked around and found some flea and tick shampoo for the dogs, brought the hosues to the hose and gave them a "shampoo"

A whole bunch of birds came the next day and nested...maybe this will work.

DeadCarp    Posted 06-17-2002 at 21:45:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pet collars might work. if they don't peck them or something.
I'd be tempted to just spray a shot of something in there when i cleaned the place out and hope it evaporated before the travelers arrived. 'Course you could cycle the empty nests thru the warm oven awhile. Believe it or not, no insect known can survive 125 degrees f for half an hour. Dries them up, eggs and all.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 06-17-2002 at 19:58:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another idea that sounds good Mike. You're gonna get this figured out yet.

That site with the pic of the baby bird with the blow fly maggots has got me wondering about mine.

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