Any tips for controlling flies around the coop besides the obvious cleaning suggestions? I'm seeing things like fly traps, hanging vanilla car scents, etc. I want to hear from actual chicken keepers.
Ok what do u mean with stale beer . Not fresh? Can u explain please .ReTIRED said:You can purchase THESE type of fly-traps. They work well. BUT they are pricey.
You can make your own....as in this INSTRUCTION:
I make my own....and instead of using the "Bait" that comes with the "Store-Bought" traps....
I use STALE BEER ! ( I usually have a half-can of beer stting around somewhere.)
When I build mine, I use clear Silicone Seal to seal them up where the Bottle throat is inverted into the main body of the trap. Just run a bead of silicone around the inside and slide the neck (spout) in and twist a little bit to seal it. The Silicone Seal acts as a glue AND prevents the beer from leaking out. Let them dry overnight and you are "Good-to-Go" !
I hang them with the hole at the bottom just like the Store-Bought traps. ( I use baling-wire around the top --which was the bottom of the plastic soda-bottle--to make a hanger..)
They are really SIMPLE to build....and CHEAP !!!
You can occasionally add a bit more beer as needed. But don't put so much beer in that it comes even with the spout.
---just throw them away when they get very full of flies.---
They also work very well !
It is also a good excuse to drink about 2/3 of a can of beer so that you have some "left-over" bait. !
Yep. ( I DRINK the "fresh" Beer ! ) IF you are wasteful, you can use "fresh" beer.He means like an open can that sits there, after you have a party or something, that didn't get drank.
Got it! ThanksReTIRED said:
Yep. ( I DRINK the "fresh" Beer ! ) IF you are wasteful, you can use "fresh" beer.
But, if "money is no object", you don't NEED to make your own fly-traps. You can just buy the "factory-made" ones.
Ha-Ha !!! ( just funnin' ya ....)