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Coyote Fleas #7735394
12/05/22 05:16 PM
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What is everyone doing to deal with coyote fleas when you bring them home? Most of the coyotes I snare are frozen solid when I go check snares.
I bring them home and hang in the garage until they are thawed enough to skin. You'd think all the fleas or whatever would be dead or have left the coyote but it seems like once they start to warm up the little buggers come back to life.
If I shoot them, I usually put them in a garbage bag and fumigate with RAID and leave in the bag for about 15 minutes.
do I really have to fumigate every coyote I bring home? it seems like they should be free of pests after freezing solid.
Anyway....I'm rambling now. Im just curious what every one else sees.

Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7735425
12/05/22 05:58 PM
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Bag and tailpipe?
Don't like the Raid small so we hardly worry about them.
Spouse finds a few in his beard on occasion the day of skinning, lol.

Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7737214
12/07/22 08:41 PM
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When I skin coyotes and coons I put the tail in a vice grip holder then I spray where Iím going to start skinning. I use Raid flying insect and get the base of the tail and around the bung hole. Then I brush it in with an old style Scotch comb. Iíll do something else for 5 minutes or so then proceed skinning. Occasionally it will need a second blast. Iíve also had fleas on a couple beavers this season.

Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7737885
12/08/22 11:49 AM
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I skin on the tailgate while carcass is warm. When the pelt comes off itís sprayed with flea spray and bagged. By the time I get home fleas are dead.

Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7737927
12/08/22 12:38 PM
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Never worried about It.


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Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7746838
12/18/22 01:23 PM
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You could treat your clothes with permethrin. Kills tics, I imagine it would kill fleas. For raccoons I skin them, flesh them, then throw them in the freezer. When they come out of the freezer I thaw them, pickle them, degrease them, then tan them. Any flea which would survive this process will spell doom for us all.

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Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7746890
12/18/22 02:16 PM
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I never worried about em. They donít hurt anything.


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Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Oysterman] #7748519
12/20/22 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Oysterman
You could treat your clothes with permethrin. Kills tics, I imagine it would kill fleas. For raccoons I skin them, flesh them, then throw them in the freezer. When they come out of the freezer I thaw them, pickle them, degrease them, then tan them. Any flea which would survive this process will spell doom for us all.

Haha!

Thanks everyone.

Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7752890
12/24/22 07:50 AM
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I use a Flea Trap in fur shed.

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Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Bob] #7753657
12/24/22 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob
I never worried about em. They donít hurt anything.

Don't they end up on you, your vehicle or house?

Re: Coyote Fleas [Re: Slush] #7754564
12/25/22 08:56 PM
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I bet bobcat have fleas just like yotes

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