fly repellant anyone?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by anndee, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. anndee

    anndee In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2007
    seattle, wa
    hello everyone -
    i posted this last week, but haven't heard a peep (ha ha), back from anyone?!
    does anyone know the best way to keep the fly population undercontrol besides often cleaning?
    i hear diatomaceous earth is good to put in with shavings? any comments, ideas?
    thanks so much,...
  2. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    I have used DE and it does work really well. My DH also put those really ugly fly strips in the corner to assist and we rarely catch any. The DE dries up the wet and keeps the smell to a minimum. It really does well.
  3. anndee

    anndee In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2007
    seattle, wa
    thanks for the reply - i called my local feed store here in north seattle, wa, and they had noooo idea where to get any natural or the kind thats OK around domestic animals.
    any idea who i can order that from online?
  4. GreenieMama

    GreenieMama In the Brooder

    Jan 14, 2008
    Shingle Springs, CA
  5. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    any other ideas DE isnt working too well for me.. we get a short rain every day here just enough to mess with my DE..[​IMG]
  6. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I am not the expert here, but I hadn't had a fly problem at all until this spring/summer moisture. I think it will play out once the dry summer really hits.

    The only other advice from me... is to rake it up a bit... or free range the chickens.

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