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|prv3130||Posted 07/29/12 05:04PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|We have a three sided shed that houses our lambs and a few rabbits. Has anyone ever tried the Country Vet line of fly sprays? It is for use in barns and food prep areas (Who really combines the two!?) so I'd guess it is ok in feeding areas. It doens't say anything on the label about sheep or rabbits, only swine, horses and cows. We really need to do something about these flies but I don't want to hurt the animals.
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 07/29/12 06:46PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|If it's labeled for cattle, you should be okay. I would look into two other things as well that actually help ELIMINATE, not just repel flies. First is Quickbait. It comes as little pellets that you can sprinkle around, but you can also add water to make a paste and then paint it on the barn walls out of the reach of the lambs. Next are the hanging fly traps. They stink pretty bad, but they do catch a lot of flies.
One other think to help repel flies, and this is going to sound weird but people swear by it... Put a penny in a ziplock bag and fill with water. Hang it from a string in the sun near the shed. For some reason, flies hate it and will stay away.
|prv3130||Posted 07/29/12 07:24PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Thank you! I might have to try the penny thing just for grins and giggles. We've hung fly strips and fly tape they attract alot thats for sure, but there still seems to be tons left over. I'm going to try the sprayer and I'll let your know if it works.
|DownWithHair||Posted 07/29/12 10:37PM Changed 07/29/12 10:38PM|
|Cv 80...only stuff worth buying. Can be used as a fogging for the barn and on animals.|
|prv3130||Posted 07/29/12 10:47PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I saw that at our store. I'll try it too. Sure its OK to fog around the sheep? Do I need to move them out first? I read the can before and it said to spray directly on cattle and horses so I'd guess it would be OK.|
|Sheeplover151||Posted 07/29/12 11:07PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I would be really carefull about spraying on animals anything but horse fly spray will burn the lambs skin.|
|ptr||Posted 07/29/12 11:21PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I have the Country Vet spray system in my house, installed by the front door. I purchased it with the intention of using it outside on my covered front porch, which has two enclosed walls, near the door. Didn't work well. I believe it is more efficient in an small enclosed area. Honestly, I wouldn't use it in an open sided area, or a large barn. On the plus side, I have not seen any flys or mosquitos in my home since I began using it.
I do use the bait bags in the lamb shed. And yes they do SMELL. You dont want to place them too close to living areas. If you use them, here is a tip: add a couple drops of dish detergent to the water. It will kill the developing larvae. If you dont, the trapped flys will lay eggs and you will soon have a fly breeding trap.
I have also use the Golden Malrin Fly bait in controlled areas. It works ok.
I dont have a serious issue with flys. I am sure if I did, a livestock fogger would be my preference.
|ChristianCowgirl||Posted 07/29/12 11:24PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|We use CV-80D in our milking parlor and on the animals directly. It is a great product. |
|bigiron59||Posted 07/30/12 08:56AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|we have had very good luck with the premitherin concentrate. You mix with water like 1 ounce to a quart I think. Spray on walls, ceilings ect. Will be a residule contact killer for 3 to 4 weeks. Spray on ground around house, no more crickets, spiders, ticks, ect , Asian beetles in fall? spray on siding around each window, and door, no beetles in house. Can be applied to animals if mixing direction are followed. We have used this for years, along with "stink traps". very good luck, and we live across the road from large commercial cattle operation and 3500 head hog finishing space. Can you say major fly source? Most farm fleet store or any vet should have this product,About 8 bucks for 8 ounce bottle here. Most feed stores will. Tempo is another very good product, but lot more more expensive. |
|prv3130||Posted 07/30/12 08:59AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Thanks for all the ideas! |
|DownWithHair||Posted 07/30/12 09:07AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|If you are going to fog the barn pretty hard, I would take them out, but if you are just going to spray down the walls or something like that they'll probably be okay. I use it on everything from slicked lambs to horses to cows with no problems burning. This is the only thing you buy ready to spray that works in my area
There is also a co-ral concentrate that you can get to mix up, I haven't used it on any sheep because it is a very stout spray. But if you have problems with ticks, fleas, etc with your flies you can spray areas down with that too. You are only supposed to use it like once every seven days and it lasts that long. We use it on our cows that are in the pasture due to our tick problems.
|OG||Posted 07/30/12 02:35PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I sure agree with DWH andCC about theCV-80 fly spray..I bought it by the case at Tractor Supply. Anything approved for use in the milking parlor/dary barn is a sure bet to be safest product on the market..it's even approved for inside the house/kitchen area and you do not have to take food off the countertop. I sprayed it directly on the animals and never had a problem with blister/sun burn, etc....OG|
|TXsheepRaiser||Posted 07/30/12 03:15PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|We use the bronco fly spray from TSC.. Was told not to get the gold bottle as it burns the lambs..
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