Bbbzzzzz... DE not working

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JennsPeeps, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I've been sprinkling DE around a certain area of my yard that seems to attract the most flies. I've been feeding DE to the girls, putting it on their treats, and sprinkling it on the poop, in the coop, in the run, and where they dust bathe. I even sprayed the most egregious area down with the hose to wash the poo into the dirt.

    But let's face it: the fly swarm is disgusting, loud, and obnoxious. What am I doing wrong?
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Go to Tractor Supply. They carry a wide assortment of fly traps that work. Better still get some Golden Malrin. It will definitely work
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You aren't doing anything wrong. DE has to be on pretty heavy to get all the flies then it's too dusty. I've always used DE, but last year was horrendous. It did no good at all for flies. Traps were the only thing that worked.

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