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        09-19-2011, 09:07 AM
      #21
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    There are lots of variables that affect how well they work, really.

    Not getting enough of them is one of them.

    If people are still spraying fly spray products all over the place that can kill off some of the predator population. If there are chickens around pecking at bugs that will kill off some of the predator population, etc.
         
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        09-19-2011, 09:50 AM
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        09-19-2011, 10:02 AM
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    Yep, I was very careful with any bug killer this year. I'd only spray the horses in their stalls, and used very little of any type of killer except inside the house.
         
        09-19-2011, 10:21 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    This was our first year using Spalding's fly predators. I have to say I was very surprised with the results. We only used a fraction of the fly traps, and sticks that we were using. It cut the fly spray expense for the horses from 5 bottles down to 2.

    I think finding the correct application is the key to success. I realized after they sent the double shipment in July, that I probably should have been using larger shipments all along or at least doubling up in June, July & August. Going to look at that when I sign up for next year.
         
        09-19-2011, 10:36 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
    We've used them a couple years in a row and even our neighbors behind us noticed a difference. They didn't kill every fly, but definitely made a huge dent in the fly population.
         
        09-20-2011, 12:36 AM
      #26
    Foal
    Awesome :) makes me excited to get them for next year. Probably going to be moving to the other farm away from the cattle. I wish there was no flies in existance :) I bet all of ya feel the same :)
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