Wasp eating fly

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sparkway, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was watching my chickens and swatting flies when I noticed a black and white wasp catching flies and flying off with them. Anyone know this wasp and where can I get 100 [​IMG]
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Yellow jackets and some of the smaller hornets will go after fast prey like flies.
     
  3. quigley257

    quigley257 Out Of The Brooder

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    Most likely they are Bald Faced Hornets. They feed almost entirely on flying insects. I saw a couple hanging around my coop today. They can be very aggressive if you happen to go near their nest but they are good for keeping flies in check.
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    You can mail order fly predators that are tiny and NO risk to mammals, from Spalding Fly Predators; spalding-labs.com. Love them! Mary
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    You can mail order fly predators that are tiny and NO risk to mammals, from Spalding Fly Predators; spalding-labs.com. Love them! Mary
     
  6. txnative

    txnative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE my fly predators!
     
  7. Hayduke27

    Hayduke27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, ordering fly predators? I am going to have to check that out. Thanks for the info!
     

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