1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Flys and mosqitoes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BackSwampGirl, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Songster

    Feb 17, 2008
    Richlands,NC 28574
    [​IMG] What is the best thing to use to control flys and sketters.We have them really bad.It just gets on my nerves.But our chickens and ducks are not the main reason for the cause.There is turkey houses right around us.Anyone have any advice.Thanks so much,BackSwampGirl,NC
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I use Food Grade DE against flies outdoors, fly sticky strips indoors. For skeeters/mosquitoes, I do my best to keep any standing/stagnant water emptied out. We live rurally so I can't do much about the 7 -12 "stock ponds" that the skeeters love but I use Avon's Skin-So-Soft daily and it helps keep them at bay.

  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I also have muscovie ducks who LOVE skeeters. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: