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 Post subject: fly control on horses
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:17 am 
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Hello It seen I have more flys and ticks this year. any home remendy out there or non chemical


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:11 pm 
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I've found that campho-phenique and tea tree oil, rubbed into the base of the ears, will keep ticks out of their ears at least. We feed diatomaceous earth every day, which helps cut down on the flies in the manure -- not completely, but it helps.


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Change of subject but can I feed the animal grade DE to the llamas with their oats and dried mollases and will it help? This would be free choice correct?

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 Post subject: flies & ticks
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:04 pm 
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Try a citronella spray. I find them effective in repelling all kinds of insects, especially flies. You can buy citronella concentrate or you can get it premied. Also remember feeding garlic and trace minerals as well as diatomaceous earth. It makes a big difference.

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In the stable environment, don't forget the use of plastic bags filled with water. I am experiementing with those acrylic "twirl/twisty" type things, using the lighter colors which resemble water on our patio. I hung them late last season and it seems to work OK. They are easier to wipe clean than the water bags.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:24 am 
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Betsy Ross, a natural cattle producer from Taylor, TX, is spraying her animals with compost tea to get rid of flies for a long time. She also sprays her pastures so the animals are getting good nutrition, too. If your horses are grazing your pastures, you might try that.

Carhoods, we try to stay on topic within a thread. Your question is a good one but nobody would be looking for it under this thread. Suggest you open a new topic with your new subject.

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