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    05-10-2008, 10:22 AM
Flies 8(

As summer enters there come the flies..
I use Fly-44 spray which works goos but lasts only for short time.
Any suggestions?
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    05-10-2008, 01:00 PM
Do you have Avon where you live?
    05-10-2008, 01:18 PM
I think some of the products that say they last for a week are full of it. I have yet to find one that lasts more than a day or two. Personally I like Pyranha fly spray but not sure if you can get it Zahi. I've tried just about all of the ones available to us and it seems to work the best for all around flys, mosquitos, ticks and all the other nasty blood sucking nuisances. It is an insectacide so I try not to overdo it. I alternate between it and a natural ingredient fly spray (absorbine green) or just spray them with vinagar.
We also use fly predators here at home and I keep fly traps out all around the place.
    05-10-2008, 03:40 PM
I know, right? I hate how they say 'lasts for a week!" soo untrue.
Fly traps should help- also a fly sheet &/or fly mask.
    05-10-2008, 09:38 PM
Another vote for Pyrannah (sp?). It's the only one I even bother with; most of the time I only spray them before I go in the show arena, though. Not at home unless it's just horrible. I know, I'm a mean mommie.
    05-11-2008, 06:32 AM
Thanks for the answers 8)
I haven't seen Avon here..
I use fly traps, Fly-44 (insecticide) and mask...
What is fly predator?
Does anyone has expirience with herbal (garlic ect) products?
Ever tried Simplyfly with LarvaStop?
    05-11-2008, 07:29 AM
Fly predators/parasites are small non-sting wasps that feed on fly larvae in the manure. We don't use them, but know people that do and love them. Here is one of the well known companies...
    05-11-2008, 08:11 AM
How does it eliminates mature flies that come from neighbouring stables?
    05-11-2008, 08:56 AM
Originally Posted by doczahi
How does it eliminates mature flies that come from neighbouring stables?
They won't, that's one of the reasons I use fly traps too. I have been using them for about 3-4 years. We have never had a year with 0 flies. We have farmers with cows near us, no stables. They have reduced the numbers drasticly from before we started. I get mine from Spalding labs. When I did the research they were the best price. They ship them to me every month during the fly season. Its a monthly release thing, not a one time application.

Edit: I release 10k fly predators every month for I think 6 months and the cost is about $200 for the season.
I used to use the feed on fly stuff. I just didnt feel right giving the horses more pesticide type feed.
    05-11-2008, 09:16 AM
Thanks Vida,
I'll check if they will ship it to Israel...

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