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Flies??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    We live in mushroom country which means mushroom houses and their wonderful flies.

    Now, my coop is covered with flies all day. I keep it clean, fresh bedding and dispose of the bedding (don't want to attract predators.)

    I can't spray anything what do you do?
     
  2. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Go to your local farm supply store (Tractor Supply). They have several non-chemical products available. [​IMG]
     
  3. injunjoe

    injunjoe Songster

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  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    We use the disposable fly traps. Stinky, but effective. We just put them away from the house.
     
  5. If you're willing to use pyrethins without spraying the birds, simply hand a no-pest strip made by Black Flag or Vapona in your coop. Avoid places over food/water. Good for all kinds of flies, mites, ticks, fleas, lice. [​IMG]

    They last 3 months.
     
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Around here the pest strips don't seem to cut down appreciably on the flies.... It'll be covered in the darn things in a few days and there will still be more flies a'comin'!
     
  7. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I just use those sticky fly stripes that you hang up they are like 25 cents each and work well.
     
  8. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    ops we must have posted at the same time!
     
  9. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I use those hanging bait traps where you put water up to the fill line and it has this pheromone that attracks the flies. It's kind of stinky, but it attracts them crazy...captures literally hundreds of them. Be sure to replace them often otherwise your neighbors won't be too happy.
     

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