Flies!!!! What do I do????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RachaelS, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flies are taking over! I clean the coop once a weeks but they are everywhere! Does DE help? What else can I use???? Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, I was panicking over the same thing earlier this year. I tried everything in the book from cleaning more often, to DE, to pine shavings, etc.

    And don't you know it, one day in WalMart I saw fly tape. I could have sat there for an hour banging my forehead against the wall. It's cheap, it's easy, it's super effective, and it's a time-honored solution.

    Hope that helps, you're not alone!
     
  3. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow just regular fly tape??? Would not have thunk it [​IMG] thanks!
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    What worked best for me was trying to prevent as many flies from hatching. I raked up poop from under the roosts every day and kept the ground sprinkled with DE. The rakings from my coop and goat barn all go on a manure pile which gets removed totally once a week so I kept that sprinkled thoroughly with DE as well. I had very, very few flies.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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  6. ChicksinFL

    ChicksinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use fly predators I the goat and horse barns. We started three yrs ago and get them delivered 10 months a year. We are down to having very few flies ever.
     
  7. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vanilla extract or the car deodorizers that have real vanilla in them will deter flies. DE works, but it takes time and you need to start fresh.
     
  8. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What fly predators do you use?
     
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    ChicksinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    StevieNacole Out Of The Brooder

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    We are having major fly problems too. We keep our doors and windows open and they are in the house! It's crazy....
     

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