Flies in goat pen

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Nigerian Dwarfs, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Nigerian Dwarfs

    Nigerian Dwarfs New Member

    Aug 25, 2020
    How can I get rid of flies in the goats pen - it is kept very clean and we only have two goats
  2. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Those fly predators work great!
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    CV 80 D at tractor supply.
    A fly spray, it works well, to drop flies, kills them off for a while.
  4. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    No matter how clean anything is, flies will be there. Most barn flies eat blood, they need damp areas to lay eggs and hatch the maggots. Heck, flies get into spotless houses. They only eat a tiny amount of stuff, so no one can alleviate every fly. Just do the best you can.

    Sticky fly tape, spray, fly swatters and my favorite- a shop vac at night! They are easy to suck up if its cool and dark!
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  5. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Blue light fly zapper. We have hell with flies. Only problem is we kill innocents. Another thing I use is a fly trap bag. It has a chemical that when activated stinks like rotting flesh. They get in but cannot get out
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  6. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Yes, I use the fly trap bag with the stinky yuk in it. Thousands get in it. The only good thing about Winter, here is that all the flies go away. (then its try and rid the barn of all the cobwebs, that is neverending).
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  7. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I dont mind the cobwebbs. We keep all the friendlies
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