Flies.....my solution...it works!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by justusnak, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    OK, I have seen many posts about flies...and lots of them. I too have had a bad experience with them. So, I went to our local feed store...and the reccomended " Dairy Bomb-Z 55" Its made by Durvet.

    For use on Cattle,Horses,Swine,Sheep,Goats,and in homes, Restaurants,Food Handling plants, Dairies, Milk Houses, Cattle, Horse and Poultry, and Swine quarters.
    Active ingredients
    Pyrethrins....0.5%
    Piperonyl Butoxide, Technical.....5.0%
    Other ingredients..........94.5%
    Equivalent to 4.00% (Butylcarbity) (6-propylpiperonyl) ether and 1.0% of related compounds.

    You can spray htis directly ON the birds for lice...and in the nest boxes, roosts, and walls of the coop...to controll flies, gnats, lice, mites.
    Just wanted to share my new find. IT WORKS GREAT!!!
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I would not personally want to eat eggs of chickens sprayed directly with that stuff! Ever. Also would not want to be around when they are sprayed.

    Partial quote from wikipedia: "Pyrethrins are harmful to fish, birds, and mammals, including humans. In humans, pyrethrin irritates the eyes, skin, and respiratory systems, and it may cause other harmful effects. One study suggested a link between maternal pyrethrin use and autism in children.[4] The study indicated that mothers of autistic children were twice as likely to have washed a pet dog with a flea shampoo containing pyrethrin while they were pregnant. . ."

    Good old fashioned sticky fly paper, at a dollar for four of em, have been keeping my coop just fine.

    If you are comfortable with this stuff, I guess that's your business, but please tell anyone who is eating the eggs so that they, like you, can make their own informed choice.

    And people, dont assume that because its for sale in the good ol USA it is definitely safe! Agribusiness doesnt have your chickens interest, or your interest, at heart.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I also use the fly sticky traps....they work wonderfully. In my barns I use fly bait stations that work great. That way no chemicals are on my critters......ever.
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Last year we bought those hard plastic fly traps with pherernome in it. Flies go in and can't get out and die.

    This year we couldn't find the replacement pherernome, so I used a piece of deli ham. It worked just as well as the pherernome. But it sure does reek when you have to dump the dead flies. [​IMG]
     
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a horse fly spray. I spray it on my own legs and they look nice and shiny. Most brands smell very pretty. Pyranha is a good brand. They put nice conditioners for the skin in them and pretty fragrances.

    Pyrethrins is not such a bad chemical at all. It is basically made out of Chrysanthemum flowers! Your birds can even eat the source of the primary ingredient.... mum flowers! I would put it on my birds and I HAVE sprayed it on the ground in their pen when i have seen a fly swarm. Works great!

    I would eat the eggs after spraying that around
     
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  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Where are you getting them that cheap ? We been paying 1.25 EACH
     
  7. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where are you getting them that cheap ? We been paying 1.25 EACH

    At dollar general they are 4 or 5 for a dollar.
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    An alternative to spraying the birds is to hang a pyrethin-based 'no-pest strip' in the coop, above where the birds can peck at it. The wax-based strip will last 3 months. Made by Black Flag, Vapona and a host of other makers. Works on flies, ticks, lice, fleas. A home with a couple of this has housemets that never get fleas.
     
  9. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    LynneP, where can these be purchased? Sounds like a great product to use.
     
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    The information provided by Wikipedia is only partially correct. Pyrethrin is only highly toxic to fish and tadpoles, which easily absorb it through their skin. It is not easily absorbed through the skin of mammals and birds, and what does is quickly excreted. It kills insects on contact. This is why it is used as an "organic" bug killer in traps, sprays, and powders. You can use vegetable insect sprays such as Garden Safe (which contain Pyrethrin) right up until the day of harvest.
     

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