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post #1 of 5 Old 05-06-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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help with yellow flys deer flys

WE have had a mild winter here and the yellow fly's are out in full force. They are terrifying my horse.I have sprayed with several different brands of spray. it just don't help for the yellow fly's. does anybody have any ideas on how to control these fly's is there some kind of trap or anything that can be done?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-07-2012, 06:43 PM
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We're having the same problem at my barn. They're miserable, and the sprays just provide temporary relief. I'd be grateful if anyone had any answers. Not a fun time for our friends right now. :(

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We're having the same problem at my barn. They're miserable, and the sprays just provide temporary relief. I'd be grateful if anyone had any answers. Not a fun time for our friends right now. :(
I will have to say that I have found some help but I was hoping someone else on here new something r had tried something different. What i have tried and it does help is to take a blue ball or a plate and coat it with tangle foot sticky stuff and tie it to a limb about 5 feet high so when the wind blows it moves.I'll have to say it does catch a lot of yellow flies.

Has anybody else tried anything different that worked?
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Try Neem Oil.

Get some pure Neem from the Internet, liquify it in hot water and then mix 5 ml Neem, 3 ml of shampoo (or liquid soap) and add 1 litre of hot water and wash that all over your horses.
It does smell not so nice but no biting insect likes it so should keep the flies away.

It will also deter ticks and fleas on dogs and keep slugs and snails off plants.

It will also hold for a lot longer than most fly sprays, is natural so an added benefit. Also you need so little it lasts for a long time.

Best to sponge it on as it will bung the sprayers.
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I will have to say that I have found some help but I was hoping someone else on here new something r had tried something different. What i have tried and it does help is to take a blue ball or a plate and coat it with tangle foot sticky stuff and tie it to a limb about 5 feet high so when the wind blows it moves.I'll have to say it does catch a lot of yellow flies.

Has anybody else tried anything different that worked?
Sling shot, do the same but add a small frame and some black plastic, like a trashbag underneath. The yellow flies see in infrared, the black plastic bags will heat up a bit more than ambient in sunlight, flies will zero in from farther away, and get stuck on the blue head.
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