Bot Flies and their pesky eggs!

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Bot Flies and their pesky eggs!

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    10-02-2007, 11:43 PM
Bot Flies and their pesky eggs!

What's your best method of battling the bots?
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    10-03-2007, 07:46 AM
Don't have horses?... just kidding. I use a bot knife to scrape them off. Always away from where the horses eat. I have tried a straight edge razor with a guard, which works best but I'm afraid I will cut the horse so went back to the knife. We have used fly predators for the last couple of years so they aren't as bad a they used to be. We have cattle all around us so I guess there is no getting away from them.
    10-03-2007, 09:59 AM
Green Broke
Yeah, I find the Bot knife good. Definatley gets rid of the pestly things.
    10-03-2007, 10:20 AM
I use a bot knife also. Haha.... :) Just moved my horses and it's like a whole bot army at this new place!!!!
    10-12-2007, 07:30 PM
Well I don't own a horse, but at the stable we just get down and pick them off.
Unless you can get a bot fly scraper thing..
    10-13-2007, 10:41 AM
I just use fly spray, and some times swat.
    10-13-2007, 12:42 PM
Once you stop seeing bots and have cleaned off the eggs, be sure to deworm with either Ivermectin or moxidectin so that you kill the larva in your horse and help cut down on the "next generation" of bots.
    10-14-2007, 12:47 AM
I find keeping a day rug on and after each time you visit them clean the eggs of with a bott knife, out and away from the paddock....i dnt think there is really any other sulotions lol....oh and also if your horse is in a clean paddock they dnt seem to come round that much
    10-18-2007, 01:20 AM
Don't the egg's die once it get's cold?, we use a bot knife and worm them
    10-18-2007, 11:15 AM
You can use a Bot Knife or the Slick and Easy blocks to scrape them off.

Then as everyone else said, make sure you use a wormer that states Bots on it.

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