Flies HOW TO GET RID ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tiki244, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have a compost pile that is mostly straw, pine shavings and manure, and I sprinkled some lime on it. Now it is just starting to get warm out and I noticed a huge cloud of baby flies (I think) over the top of it lately. I need to get rid of these. Is there something I need to add to the pile or cover it with. I cannot have these flies my neighbors will kill me. [​IMG] O yeah I did put a tarp over some of it but that is not working
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put DE (diatomacious earth) in the compost. It is supposed to keep flies from laying in poo. Hopefully someone with a lot more knowledge about this will chime in.
     
  3. Brit4Shains

    Brit4Shains Out Of The Brooder

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    If the DE doesn't work, try www.spalding-labs.com for their predator wasp control program...

    We've used it around our barn with goats/sheep and chickens and it works well... min order listed worked for 9 goats, 25 hair sheep and 50 chickens when spread liberally around the barn area where poop is...
     

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