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    07-13-2013, 12:08 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by SueNH    
Horse Flies and Deer Flies | University of Kentucky Entomology

Loaded with them. Several different kinds and some are really big. I've got lots of water around me so I'll never be rid of them.

deer flies, yellow flies and horse flies - Chrysops, Diachlorus and Tabanus spp.
Well I shall report back to me friend that we are not alone.

How do they affect competitions? Usually it is cool and cloudy during our summers with just a few days of heat, so she has never had to compete where horseflies might distract a horse.
     
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    07-13-2013, 12:10 PM
  #12
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Sue, I shall have to show your link to our horseflies. It says they dislike the shade and prefer to stay in the sun. So why are they infesting my house ? We've lived here for 14 years and never been troubled with them indoors before. Tonight I will be steam cleaning their well fed bodies off the kitchen window (it currently resembles a crime scene in miniature).

It's not just bloodsucking flies this summer. I've just hooked off yet another tick from the underside of Samson's jaw. The dogs occasionally pick up ticks, but I've never noticed them on the horses before.
     
    07-13-2013, 12:24 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Oh yes - on the subject of ticks: June is our high point for those vile creatures. I picked them off my dogs multiple times during the day and lost count of actual numbers, took a couple off the cats and a few off DH and me. This year I noticed my cremello horse had the odd one attached to her (face, neck and under tail) plus my sorrel had one on her (under tail again) - I can only assume that the ticks were so desperate for a meal they tried the horses.
     
    07-13-2013, 01:05 PM
  #14
Foal
WE have HOARDS of the blood sucking gnats here...
     
    07-13-2013, 01:08 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by Brenna Lee    
WE have HOARDS of the blood sucking gnats here...

Horseflies or gnats? We may have different terminology
     
    07-13-2013, 01:14 PM
  #16
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The official name is midge, but we call them bloodsucking gnats. :)
We have horseflies, mosquitoes, and deerflies too.

At dusk there is a swarm of about 2,000 around the cows. -puke-

Every sensible person around here has a fly mask with ears. Look in the ears after 1 day of not having it on, and the whole ear is a bloody scabby mess. :(
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    07-13-2013, 01:34 PM
  #17
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Originally Posted by Brenna Lee    
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The official name is midge, but we call them bloodsucking gnats. :)
We have horseflies, mosquitoes, and deerflies too.

At dusk there is a swarm of about 2,000 around the cows. -puke-

Every sensible person around here has a fly mask with ears. Look in the ears after 1 day of not having it on, and the whole ear is a bloody scabby mess. :(

My mare cannot wear a fly mask, it is now the only thing that triggers her headshaking.
     
    07-13-2013, 03:30 PM
  #18
Foal
Interesting, I new a headshaker gelding that had a special UV mask, and it was the only thing that kept him from being miserable.

When in doubt use SWAT all over!
     
    07-13-2013, 03:53 PM
  #19
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
fly control generally comes down to manure management. All the controls, traps, sprays, repellants in the world wont help if the manure is just left laying in the fields or piled in a pile. Given the chance they will breed faster than you can kill or repel them.

Horseflys don't breed in manure they breed in swamps I know we have them were iam..
We keep our manure cleaned up and that make no diffrence on horsefly population.
     
    07-13-2013, 07:57 PM
  #20
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I've never had horse flys in the house. Or the few that got in here seemed disoriented and didn't bite.

We have had double the normal rain here this month and the biting flies are brutal.

The only thing I can really do is keep the horses sprayed down. If the spray last for half as long as the label says I'm happy.

Have to keep myself sprayed down too. I just attempted to do a little weeding in the garden and the mosquitoes attempted to carry me off.
     

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