I have to tell you, I was devestated. Absolutely devestated when I brought Noah out for his workout this morning and found that he had three large patches of bot fly eggs on his shoulders and legs!
Well...no. Actually I didn't even know what they were ( ) at first. I was like....'Noah, have you been rolling in flowers or something? O.o' because they almost looked like pollen, but when it wouldn't brush off- I called the a friend over and she told me just what they were; the evil buggers.
We've never really had to deal with them much here, but I definitely got all of the experience I need to be considered a professional bot-picker! Took me nearly three hours to get them all off ._.
Once again, embarressingly enough, I don't know a thing about bot flies or bot eggs, so I need some education! XD
What methods (besides hand picking, which is what I had to do) do you use to get rid of them, if you don't have a bot-fly blade? I can pick one up next time I'm at the tack store but that's not for another week or so. And how do I keep the flies from laying eggs? I sprayed some fly spray all over him today, but I'm sure it will wear off within a few hours.
I also don't know if they're harmful or if they're just plain annoying. Can they harm him in any way?
Thanks for dealing with my inexperienced butt! ;D