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    03-21-2010, 04:41 PM
Fly predators?

Anyone use them? Do they work? What are your opinions on them..?

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    03-21-2010, 06:45 PM
I tried them for a year, but the thing to remember is that you are treating the land, not so much the horse. My problems were due to the large number of cattle in close proximity to my horse paddocks. To have the bugs be effective, I would have had to purchase the quantity for 25+ horses and treat the cows as well (not nearly as cheap as treating for 2 horses!). Maybe a good (and economical) situation if you have 5 or fewer horses and have the only livestock for a fair distance, but they didn't do a great deal of good for my situation.

I have a few of the reusable jar fly traps. I fill them halfway with water, lunchmeat, and a horse turd or 2. Half a day and the dead flies in it just add to the stink and attract the rest. Just be sure to put it a long way from the house.
    03-21-2010, 07:18 PM
I used them the summer before last but not last summer and did notice a difference. But I'm lucky to have 2 horses with no farms terribly close to me so I don't have to treat the neighbourhood like Scoutrider described.

So definitely plan to get them this year.
    03-22-2010, 10:05 AM
I have used them for the last two summers. I love them. My farrier is always commenting how few flies we have.

I also have a Biting fly trap that helps with the green heads and such.

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