Product recommendation for flies

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gritsar, May 30, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Living on a farm there's plenty of flies. Not only was there flies on the porch where the chicks are, but there was flies everywhere. It's a common practice in this area to dump used chicken litter from the commercial houses on the meadows to help the bermuda grass grow. Talk about flies! [​IMG]
    Anyhow, I bought these fly traps at Walmart, sold under the brand name Rescue. They consist of a plastic yellow trap that you attach to the included plastic bag after you fill it with water. The bag contains a dried chemical.
    I hung one on the porch where the chicks are and one outside the back door. There is not A SINGLE fly anywhere near the chicks, nor are there any in the house. The one outside the back door has literally hundreds of flies trapped in it. They've made a believer outta me, so I thought I'd pass this along. It does say not to use indoors due to an odor they give off, but I haven't noticed the odor outside.
  2. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Wonder if they'd work for mosquitos??? Hmm, I'm gonna get some to try, thanks!!! Steph
  3. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    THANKS! you are a life saver! My dads biggest peeve is flies. He has been complaining because of the hot humid weather we have been having plus putting my chickens in the new coop we must have a hundred flies! I have been cleaning the coop everyday and collecting all the spilled chick starter but they keep multiplying! Going to buy this right NOW! [​IMG]
  4. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    Quote:Give it a little time. You'll be smelling them soon. Stinkification.

    They do work well though. [​IMG]
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:We live surrounded by commercial chicken houses and the cows that roam our pastureland (we lease the pasture to a neighboring farmer) seem to wander our whole place, but then come back to our front gate to poo. Believe me, at this point smell is relative. [​IMG]

    Lanissa86, I forgot to mention that they do seem to take a few days to really kick in.
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Just make sure to change them out often, here in Fl the smell comes fast! If I leave them out to long it smells like dead bodies and the vultures start to circle- no really! It really attracts the flies then, HaHa:p
  7. Heidina

    Heidina In the Brooder

    May 5, 2008
    Plymouth, MA
    Thanks so much for recommending the Rescue fly traps. I put 2 up in the chicken yard yesterday, and there are already thousands of flies in them.

    So, how long before changing them? Just let the nose factor be your guide?
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes, they work, but they have the most obnoxious smell, especially when they are full of "fly soup". I had to move mine about 50 ft from the coops! Blech! [​IMG]
  9. smith2

    smith2 Songster

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    I also use the Rescue. They do work good, but the smell can knock you down. Don't get it on your skin or clothes or it is immediate shower time. We have hogs fairly close to our chickens and so I hang the Rescues in with the hogs and use the old sticky strips in the chicken house where there aren't as many flies. The sticky strips work really well for me also; they just look nasty.

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