It's odd, but Mabel has taken to giving several dozen flies a ride on her back. While that's not odd in itself - Daisy doesn't have ANY on her! Belle and Chuck have a FEW but nothing much noticeable. Why does Mabel draw flies more then the others? She does like to lay in "muddier" places then the others, but the flies are on her back, not other places. Any ideas?
Maybe take Mabel to the car wash for a shower and a stop at the hair dresser on the way home?
Post by specialndskids on Apr 16, 2010 12:14:09 GMT -5
Here in Florida the flies are hitting hard and heavy. We just ordered our first batch of Fly Eliminators from arbico-organics.com(they will send you a trial pack FREE OF CHARGE) and I also purchased a fly spray concentrate to make up (comes out wayyy cheaper) They did tell me that manure management is a major player in keeping the population down......sooo we are going to drag our fields once a week and once a month apply the fly eliminators and spray our girls daily as needed.....they also recommended that you place a fly trap....we will see how the fly eliminators and spray work and go from there.....
This is our first year living on a farm.....AND our first spring/summer.......the flies surprised me!!!!!!
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