Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatment..

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by logansmommy7, May 1, 2010.

  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

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    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    I have noticed that something is getting after my girls or it seems like it. I have put a fly trap in the stall to lessen (hopefully) the flies and I will be putting out some DE around. Is there anything you can put on them to keep things away? I have one doe due to kid this week...if that helps with answers. THANKS! :shrug:
     
  2. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    Re: Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatme

    I use Bronco spray for horses. It keeps flies, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, no seeums, lice, mites and other assorted biting insects off my goats. I think a spray bottle of it is like $5.49 at TSC right now.
     

  3. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Re: Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatme

    Yes on some kind of spray. I also put out fly parasites every year, they send them every month from April to October. Their larvae eat fly larvae. It really helps reduce the numbers.

    Jan
     
  4. Galavanting Goat

    Galavanting Goat New Member

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    Apr 27, 2010
    Re: Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatme

    we use yellow dusting sulphur in their food.
     
  5. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Re: Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatme

    I give mine Garlic Barrier and rub Skin So Soft on them as needed. Makes them smell nice too. :)

    Gina
     
  6. Re: Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatme

    I use Synergize down the back and it has worked great for coats as well as bugs. And a little goes a long way.
     
  7. DebMc

    DebMc Member

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    Dec 10, 2009
    Re: Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatme

    Natural Horse Spray by NaturVet. I use it to repell insects off of sick or injured critters during their convalesence in the infirmary. Works and smells great but it does need to be reapplied as necessary e.g. on waterfowl, after they submerge or preen in a bowl of water. I also use it, depending on time of year, to keep bugs out of the poultry brooders until the hatchlings are at least a couple days old. And I would use it on my goats if flies or midges become a problem, just spray it onto a brush and brush it into their coats.

    Deb Mc
     
  8. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Re: Question about flies/insects that might bite and treatme

    Does anyone use a sulpher block? I've been wondering if that would help in the yard... :chin:

    Gina