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Fly Management Around the Barn

Fly Management Around the Barn

Flies buzzing around the barn can be a nuisance for both animals and humans. Not only are they annoying, but they can also spread diseases and cause stress to livestock. So, how can you effectively keep flies at bay around the barn?

1. Proper Manure Management

Flies are attracted to manure, so it's essential to manage it properly. Regularly clean up manure and dispose of it away from the barn to reduce fly breeding grounds.

2. Fly Traps

Utilize fly traps around the barn to capture and reduce the fly population. There are various types of traps available, including sticky traps, bait traps, and electric traps.

3. Fly Repellents

Use fly repellents on animals and around the barn to deter flies. There are many commercial fly repellent products available, including sprays, wipes, and spot-on treatments. Ridley's All Natural Fly Spray is a great way to repel insects without any harmful chemicals. Purchase it in-store or online, exclusively available at The Hitching Post Tack Shop.

4. Proper Ventilation

Ensure proper ventilation in the barn to reduce moisture levels, as flies are attracted to damp environments. Good airflow can help keep flies away and create a healthier environment for animals.

5. Clean Water Sources

Keep water troughs and buckets clean and free of debris to prevent flies from breeding in stagnant water. Flies are attracted to moisture, so eliminating sources of standing water can help reduce their numbers.

By implementing these strategies, you can effectively keep flies at bay around the barn and create a more comfortable and healthy environment for both animals and humans.

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