Friday, May 30, 2008

Fly Wars

Since we now controlled our own mini-farm, we decided to try predator flies in the new barn. I heard they worked well, and boy do they ever! Some of my friends called it "Fly-of-the-Month-Club" since 5,000 of them arrive each month to hatch and eat the larvae of the pesky biters. Throughout the fly months, my horses have had minimal flies on them! I was and continue to be so excited about cutting down on flies using this approach... I love when the little egg packet arrives each month. I can't wait to release them, because I know they WORK! As you can see from the photo, they're not very big; the tiny specks you can see along the edges are actually the little flies. They don't smell, and the packet is secure and really easy to use. The monthly cost is less than a bottle of fly spray, and it's a safe, totally "green" source of fly control - all natural and no pesticides or chemicals whatsoever!

I purchased my flies from Spalding Labs. If you'd like more information from Spalding, go to this link:

Here is a link to some great Anti-fly articles as well as several Forum threads:


At June 2, 2008 at 11:11:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, saw your blog on fly predators. I also use fly predators. I have used them for 5 years now and they work great. I have four horses and a dog so the 5,000 quantity works for me also.



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