Fly Predators: https://www.spalding-labs.com/
Absolutly 100% swear by them! Earlier this spring my my mare and newborn foal at the time we COVERED in flies and despite dressing them up in fly blankets and masks (BTW a 1500 lbs horse in a white fly blanket, with neck and a fly mask ... looks like a Klan member. Just saying). Fly spray helped but only for a few hours and as I work durring the day I don't have time to drive home to respray everyone after lunch.
I bought a pack of Fly predators and put them on my manure pile, in my chicken coop and in the damp corner of their turn out and a couple weeks later they're all gone!
I absolutly swear by them!
Originally Posted by kait18
what do you guys use at your barn to rid your horses of the flies??
I use pyranha fly spray on each horse, plus fly masks, muck out fields and run in shed.
What else is out there to lower the fly count before the season really picks up?? Is there something I can throw on the manure pile, or something I can put in there feed that is effective(have not had alot of success with these products, keep the grass high vs low, etc etc. I need a new system to help keep the flies away as it seems there is already alot more flies out then there were all of last year.. :(