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I have a quick question. At my barn, there is a place where we dump the manure and dirty shavings. It really isn't that far from the barn. But right at the barn in the first pasture is where my horses decided to use the the bathroom for a few months. So it's a big, smelly mess. Should I put Fly Predators in both spots, or would that be too... problematic? Would putting it in one place help in both areas? My horses eat in the first pasture, and the mess they made is literally right outside the barn doors that go from barn to pasture. I'm thinking I should put it there, but is that too close to where my horses are?

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They come with pretty good instructions on where to put them.

We put them in the manure pile, in the paddocks in the popular manuring places, a low spot that frequently is wet and near the water trough.

I also pick the manure out of my paddocks every day to keep the smell and mess down.

Predators will not help with the smell, only with flies.

It sounds like you are worried that the predators will harm your horses if you use them near them. Is this the case?
 

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Yeah, mostly I'm worried about it being harmful being so close. I know it says it's safe for horses and humans, but still. It's a little close, lol. I'm also wondering if putting it in so many places would be bad somehow. I just want to make sure before I spend the money, lol.

The thing with the pasture. Ugh, it's beyond frustrating. My girls never used the bathroom there. They went along the side, in two particular corners. Then my friend kept her horse with mine "for the summer." Well, said horse decided she would rather potty right there in the middle of my pasture. And at first, I was on it. But I only fed once a day, and my friend fed the other, and she wouldn't do her part. I didn't have time every morning to get all the manure out before work, and when she came at night, she rarely did it. So I cleaned the WHOLE pasture one day, and asked her to pick it at night, and she wouldn't. Now it's gotten so bad that going out there with a pitch fork would be useless and endless. Thank god I finally got the **** horse out of there after she stayed 7 to 8 months longer than she was supposed. It still makes me so angry! [email protected]

Oh, and I know it won't help the smell. I was just saying. =] I'm waiting for nicer weather so it can dry up, and then I'll take care of it, but right now, it's just slop. I doubt the owner will ever get a tractor out, they aren't the most reliable as far as that goes.
 

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Why do you think they will hurt the horses? They are just a small tiny bug (wasp).
Read the instructions and follow them. They work great.
 

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I don't think it will hurt them. I'm concerned about putting it so close to the dinner table, or if it's too much to put it in the pasture and the manure pile.
 

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You are worried about putting them too close to the dinner table? I assume you mean where your horses eat not where you eat, right?


I think you are WAY over thinking this.

You can sprinkle them in stalls even.

Every person I know uses them in a similar manner to how I use them. I have one friend who also sprinkles them in her stalls. One friend who sprinkles them in their run in (I do not have a run in and my stalls are in and out with most manure being done outside, or I would sprinkle them in the stalls too.)

They will do not harm to your horses. They can be sprinkled anywhere you want to sprinkle them. I suggest you follow the directions that come with them for the best results.
 

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Why not contact the company with your concerns?
 

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Ours only go in our stalls. No problems what so ever.
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They are just little bugs. When you say dinner table, do you mean you are afraid your horses will injest them and then get wormy? They don't reproduce and they have a short lifespan which is why you replenish them each month. I put them in my manure pile and in my paddocks and stalls....
 

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we've used them for the last 3 years: no problems in pastures or close to the barns.... have had no issues with horses or bugs... just get them in fresh manure and try to protect them during their hatching stages so horses don't trample the manure you put them in.... make sure you read the directions and let the larval stages hatch in their package as they indicate in the instructions.
 

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Their hay gets thrown no further than 10 feet away from the big manure mess, so when I say "dinner table," I do mean their dinner table. I know the packaging says it's safe around horses, but like farmpony said, what if they eat some? Being so close to where they eat, it could happen. But as some of you said, it's been used in stalls without a problem, so I'm not worried anymore.

I was also concerned about using so much in such a "small" space. Would it be too much. And it seems it's not. So thank you.
 

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We get a double order a few times a year. They really are tiny and you will not have a problem with them.
 

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They'll be fine. Like I said, I split mine up because I want to get all those nasty little flie babies!
 
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