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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by backyardfarmfamily, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. backyardfarmfamily

    backyardfarmfamily In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2008
    Now that it's warming up again we've got quite the fly population. I was thinking of putting fly tape in the coop. I'm sure everyone deals with this - what has proven the best tactic for you?
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    We just got more snow last night, so I'm not even close to haveing fly problems yet.

    Anticipating them though, as the chickens share the barn with the horses.
  3. DLS

    DLS Songster

    I glean up & use fly traps
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    DE plain and simple
  5. carousel

    carousel Songster 10 Years

    Jan 31, 2008
    NW Oregon
    Has anyone used Parasitic Wasps to help control flies?
  6. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    I thought chickens snacked on flies...?
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I have horses too, so last year I bought some of those fly trap bags. Just make sure and put them far away from where your nose will be hangin out......

    They did a very good job.
  8. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    The people who live around me swear by the Fly Predators. It is this little wasp that eats up the flies, but doesn't mess with anything else(people, horses, dogs, etc). They do not bite or sting, but they sure keep those flies down, you can tell walking from one yard to the next, who has them and who doesn't.

    All the people on my road have horses, so flies can be a big problem when it warms up. Everyone who has tried them, swears by them and uses them year after year.

  9. backyardfarmfamily

    backyardfarmfamily In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2008
    So I went online and searched for fly traps and ended up on Ridmax fly traps. I was so impressed that I ordered one. If you have one and it doesn't work very well - don't tell me because I already ordered it![​IMG] But if you've got one and love it I'd love to hear that!!!
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    insteadof fly tape they have fly traps. they get lured in from the bait and stuck inside the bag. The bait smells like throwup though

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