Help I have attack of the flys!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by J and M s eggs, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. J and M s eggs

    J and M s eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    What do u all do about flys! It is so bad there finding there way into the house. I've tried the soda bottle with vinager sugar and water no luck! Help please!!!!
     
  2. Chickery Chick

    Chickery Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too late to be effective this year but get ready next Spring and purchase Fly Predators. This is probably the highest recommended product for fly control for horses, chickens, dogs, or if you just want the numbers down for any reason.
    See link below for other simple and safe ideas:
    Like this site says, I to find the fan very effective Flies so bad this year, I pointed a box fan just by the door going outside of my house, then when someone opens the the door, is simply blows them the other way (outside).
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/06/15-tips-to-reduce-flies-around-chicken.html

    Go to Tractor Supply or any Home Garden section and most any store and look in their fly control section. There are many many options. It is just whatever works best for you. When the flies are super super bad on a hot afternoon, I make sure all pets are indoors for several hours, then I just spray as much fly fogger as possible, such as Yard Guard or similar products. This is just a temporary fix and not my favorite as it is very expensive and I don't like the idea of chemicals. But if your having a family outing that evening or a special event at your place, it is the best 1-day fix.

    Unless you live near a feed lot, I'd focus on where these flies are coming from. Moldy mulch, garbage, trash cans that are not getting emptied, and poop piles from cleaning up.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that the disposable bag fly traps are quite effective. They smell terrible, but work.

    Chris
     
  4. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought some basil (boxwood and sweet) plant put them in pots and hung them on the outside of the coop and run. This has done a great job of getting rid of most of the flies we had.
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