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fly predators

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by my3jsons, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. my3jsons

    my3jsons Songster

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    Have any of you used fly predators? They are little bugs that you sprinkle around the yard that feed on the next generation of flies. I have seen them advertised on RFD TV during horse programs and thought someone my have tried them. Let me know what you think of them if you have.
    thanks!
     

  2. RedfogsFlock

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    I have not but I work with 3 gals that do use them religously for their horses. They all will swear by them! They say it works, and they order them I think twice a year, but don't quote me on that!
     
  3. redstars

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    My Brother lives between 2 farms and tried them this year. In years past you could not sit outside and Not be shooing flies.
    This year, Not a fly to be found. I can't believe how good they work.
     
  4. BoerneChickens

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    I use them - I have 6 hens and ordered predators for 8. I had a huge fly problem before I got them but since getting them there is a massive reduction in flies. I also sprinkle DE into the sand int eh run when I rake it - so it may be the combination that is making the difference but I have no problem anymore. Just don't sprinkle them where the hens can eat the little egg cases. I sprinkle mine in an open leaf composter that is about 8 ft from the coop and that is close enough and the hens dont get in it so the predators all hatch out safely.
     
  5. DanceswLabs

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    We have used them for 5 years. We have three horses (plus rabbits and dogs). We also use fly traps. We have been pleased with both; they are a good combo.
     

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