Best advice ever from here

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, May 19, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

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    Last year I read that someone on here used Vanilla scented car freshners in their coop to keep away flies. I had a huge fly problem, hung up 3 and in 20 minutes virtually all the flies were gone.
     
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  2. Vickilynn45

    Vickilynn45 Songster

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    Good to know, I'll have to give this a try when they are in the coop full-time
     
  3. OOOH! I am going to have to get some. I have flies in both the duck and chicken coops. I have been waiting for the rain so it'll wash the yard clean too. Flies EVERYWHERE, but I hate when they're in the coop.
     
  4. joan1708

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    Do you think it will shoo mosquitos too?
     
  5. 2008momof3

    2008momof3 In the Brooder

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    I don't know about mosquitos but you can purchase something called a mosquito plant that smells like citronella. Or lemongrass. I got mine at Walmart. I planted them in pots and put them on either side of the porch and on each side of the kids swingset and they stay away. And we used to have them BAD. I am talking getting a dozen bites on the way to the car:(
     
  6. srd5757

    srd5757 Chirping

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    How long will that work? How often do you have to repace it?
     
  7. 2hot2chicken

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    Depending on the area you live I wonder if planting vanilla plants near your run would work just the same? Then you wouldn't be constantly changing out air fresheners? lol I looked into it but I don't think it would work for me..... to cold and They would have to be in direct sun in the only spot I could plant them..... But maybe 1 plant in a pot near it would work?
    Worth a shot to test it maybe?
     
  8. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

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    Don't know, I put minnows in my rain barrels and mosquitoes dropped significantly
     
  9. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

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    IDK, guess I'll just replace it when I notice them coming back probably ever 30 days. I can get them at the dollar store 3 for $1.50
     

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