questions about buffalo gnats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by darkstarr nite, May 18, 2010.

  1. darkstarr nite

    darkstarr nite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where did they come from?

    what is the best way to keep them in check

    can you treat the ground for them to keep them down?

    are they going to be a permanent thing?

    what is the best way to keep your chickens safe from them?

    I have heard many different things on them and just want the down low on them and people on here seem to know
    a lot about these kinds of things...


    thankz for answers ....

    I just wanna be able to help people around here whom have lost a lot of birds due to these blasted gnats... [​IMG]
     
  2. SAORSA

    SAORSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After several years at our present location found ourselves inundated with Buffalo Gnats. It was a plague. [​IMG]
    We found some relief by weed whacking the areas all around us EVERY YEAR. It was a very large area. [​IMG]
    In addition we had to spray the horses every day. We discovered the gnats didn't like the shade or inside of the barn so we kept what we could in the barn during the day.
    We only found permanent and complete relief, (so far after many years), when the vineyards moved in around us. They spray regularly.
    Here are a couple of websites that may help. The second website talks about an organic spray that is available.
    You may find some help from your local Government Department of Agricultural. Did i just say that ???? [​IMG]

    www.livestocktrail.uiuc.edu/poultrynet/pdf/buffalognats.pdf

    www.bugspray.com/article/gnats.html
     

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