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    07-13-2013, 07:25 PM
horse flys cleggs.

Hiya thay have been bad up to now.
My pony and horse had them on them and as quick as I killed them there were more.
Even on the yard I bathed them and horse flys apeared again some quite big so I was squashin them so thay fell off and thay ended up as spider fodder then I found 4 of them in his groin.
1 landed on his sheif and the next thing I saw was blood.
I have kept mine in at the moment as its been hot and with the flys my barn owners pony was bitten to pieaces so we washed her down and applyed savalon to the fly bites.
Even with fly sheets thay are a pain.
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    07-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by spirit88    
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.
Yes. In very wet years like now, they are terrible. In dry years we don't see them until September.
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    07-13-2013, 07:33 PM
not manuar related.

Horse flys are not manuare related some times wooded areas have loads of them.
We have padocks and there are treesthe only water is in the troughs.
And thay plage the horses.
And on the tracks to no water ect but loads of horse flys.
And small biteing ones thay swell up full of blood thay get in to the horses ears and suckle there.
So both of mine ware fly bonnets with ears but my pony roles his one off.
    07-13-2013, 07:35 PM
I live in North Georgia. You name the biting insect and we have it. With all the rain we've had paired with the last two VERY mild winters mosquitoes, horse flies, no-see-ems, stable flies, yellow flies etc, are HORRIBLE. The "good" thing about the horse flies is they are slow so they are easy to whack.

Fly bait, manure control, fly predators, sprays etc. help but still they are a constant battle.
    07-14-2013, 11:00 PM
Fly boot & LOTS of swat for my poor donkey boy

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