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Flies no more!! Found the perfect fly repellent.

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I think I might have read this on a thread here, but wanted to shout it from the barn top.  We were having a horrible time with flies and nothing seemed to help much, including the stinky fly traps.

I bought several packages of vanilla scented "christmas trees" like you put in your car.  I hung one in each pen, one on the back porch and one on the front porch of the house....and we don't have anymore flies.  I thought maybe it was a fluke so I didn't post right away...but it's been over 2 weeks now and still no flies.

We do use DE and Stall Dry in the coops in addition to the vanilla air fresheners.  I guess the flies hate the smell of it as much as I do.  big_smile  I'm not crazy about vanilla scented stuff  but I'll sure tolerate it if it keeps the flies away.  wink

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post #2 of 302

WHERE DO I BUY THEM????

I'll buy a couple of dozen tomorrow!!!

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I got them at my local Walgreens but you can probably get them all auto parts stores...plus I'm sure Wal-Mart has them.  I swear it's like a miracle!

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post #4 of 302

Gonna try this! Thanks!

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post #5 of 302

I've always heard (and seen) people with fly problems use water filled ziploc or some other clear bags hung up.  I think the flies see their own reflection and then fly away!!!

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post #6 of 302
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We have the plastic bag fly traps hanging up and they do work pretty well.  There is some stinking stuff in them, though and they will just about make you gag.  But we still had flies inside the pens/coops until we hung up the air fresheners.

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post #7 of 302

ooh I gota try this!!!!

anything for mosquitoes??????

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1 DH, 3 roudy boys,    5 sex lnks;   Honkey, Dude, Robin, chicken, perfect(my sons idea)
    1 Delaware; Della,    2 EE; Easter, hoot 2   4 BO; Scrambled, Sunny, Poached, Hard boiled, , chicken, perfect(my sons idea)
My Polish Crested - Peeps,    "Open mouth, insert foot"
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post #8 of 302
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Come to think of it, I don't remember hearing any mosquitoes buzzing around when I was out in the coops.

BUT, my DH calls me "sweet meat" because they swarm all over me, eating me up when they leave him alone.  So, I usually put insect repellent on before I go out outside at all in the warm weather.

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post #9 of 302

Good to know it's tried and true!

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post #10 of 302

Very interesting! What made you think to try that? Sometimes the silliest things work, but how in the world did you come up with that? smile

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updated 6/16/11: 57 chickens, 9 guineas, 1 peacock, 3 ducks, 10 barn cats, 6 dogs, 9 horses, 2 bunnies, 1 ornamental box turtle (I think I got them all)
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