OMG the FLIES!!! How to get rid of?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by wistlindixie, May 12, 2011.

  1. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken brooder is raised up and underneath the brooder is covered in flies!!! How do I get rid of them?
     
  2. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about some flypaper or a trap?
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Seems to me that there were a lot of posts last year about running flies/mosquitos off with the vanilla scented, tree shaped car air fresheners? Anybody else remember that?
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:I swear it works. Also soaking something in vanilla and sticking it on, like cottonballs & staple-gun ought to work.
     
  5. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't around last yr but am willing to try anything as I am having the same problem...
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I need to get rid of a bunch of them!
     
  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The vanillaroma car freshener trees work GREAT to keep flies out of the coop! De on the droppings also helps
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I swear it works. Also soaking something in vanilla and sticking it on, like cottonballs & staple-gun ought to work.

    LOL! The newest thing, POOFY coops that smell heavenly! [​IMG]

    4 cotton balls per square inch, ....... uhm somebody do the math and take pics!

    Chooks, you may have just found the way for me to get DH out to the coops! [​IMG]
     
  9. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am gonna clean out the auto freshener department at the Walmart TONIGHT!!!!!!!!
     
  10. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    well,I bought the vanilla scented trees to hang in my basement. Hung them there a few days ago. I guess no one told them they were not supposed to like the scent.

    I think my flies love it. I have as many as ever. Darnit. [​IMG]
     

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