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post #1 of 17 Old 05-24-2009, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Best fly control?

What's the best fly control? Do you use feed through as well as a topical spray? What about ticks?

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-24-2009, 09:56 PM
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We use Fly sray, spalding fly predetors, and in the late summer(mid june) blue gets fly bands on her ankles.

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post #3 of 17 Old 05-24-2009, 11:09 PM
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i do fly spray on the horses and garlic power in the feed

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Garlic powder? That really works??

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post #5 of 17 Old 05-25-2009, 09:36 AM
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We use fly predators, fly traps and occasional fly spray. I've heard AC vinegar in the water works great too but keep forgetting to add some


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post #6 of 17 Old 05-25-2009, 05:42 PM
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I think you guy's in the US have better products than we do up here. Frankly I've never found anything that works for more than a couple of hours.
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We use fly predators, Pyranha fly spray and have just started adding Solitude to their feed.


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post #8 of 17 Old 05-25-2009, 06:03 PM
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We rode yesterday near the creek. The deer flys were out in swarms. We had put fly spray on and some of the roll on bronco stuff on the ears and poll area. They were still "bugging" the girls.
I had a Bounce dryer sheet in my shirt pocket. I heard to do that to keep skeeters away. I tucked the dryer sheet under Vidas bridle right between her ears and surprise the flys stayed away, at least left her ears and head alone. She looked like she had a cute little white bow on her head too


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LOL Vidaloco I bet that was a sight! I might have to try that.

I'm thinking of hanging fly traps around feed and water areas. Is that a good idea?

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post #10 of 17 Old 05-25-2009, 06:13 PM
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Yes fly traps are great. Keep them in areas that don't get a ton of human traffic if you use the one that mix with water. They smell awful
Another tip is if you go with them get the disposable ones. Again the gross factor comes into play. When they are full of dead flys and maggots, its easier to just toss it than clean one out and add new stuff.

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get this kind, the bag ones you run the risk of it breaking open and going everywhere...yuck


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