WHAT THE HECK TRAP IS BEST FOR FREAKING HOVERING FLIES?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickmagnet9, May 25, 2019.

  1. Chickmagnet9

    Chickmagnet9 Songster

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    SO, SO GROSS! These are not the standard house fly, horse fly, or any other fly. These are just smaller black flies which hover. We keep our coop and surrounding yard clean, power wash our coop and boxes, change bedding frequently, use mite spray on our girls, keep fresh veg up if not eaten, do not have standing pond water, change their water daily, remove eggs soon after they are lain. We use Fly Predators WHICH WORK GREAT keeping the standard fly away, but nothing seems to get rid of these hovering buggers. I don't even know what they want or what they are after. What do you use? Do you even get them or know what I'm talking about? I am sick of them. THANKS.

    p.s. I also want to purchase the hanging fly trap nets. There are several stinky baits I could make or purchase but what have you found works best for you for whatever sort of fly you have. What do you use for mosquitoes?
     
  2. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Fly tapes work GREAT for me, although they mainly catch house flies. I'm not sure whether or not the tapes would trap hovering flies.
     
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  3. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Crowing

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    I use a wildlife-safe bacterial dunk that kills mosquito larvae in standing water, including puddles, flower pot trays, and all sorts of things you never think of. It’s called Bt.

    I’m not familiar with those flies. Maybe their season will be over soon?
     
  4. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Do they bite? Leave big welps?
     
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  5. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Where abouts in the world are you? Exact location is compleatly unneccesary but for example i am in south central LA. Are these flies not coming inside your house choosing to hoover in the sunlight in open spaces?
     
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    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    @aart has good pics of what im concerned about
     
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  7. Chickmagnet9

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    Tried them. They don't work for those things. They are smart.
     
  8. Chickmagnet9

    Chickmagnet9 Songster

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    Sacramento. Nope. Never have seen one inside the house. They hover inside the coop. My chickens don't even live in there. They only eat, drink at will, and sleep in there (always).
     
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  9. Chickmagnet9

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    Nope. Just hover and nothing else from what I can tell.
     

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