Our coop is really clean, as clean as a coop can be, but the flies and gnats are still in abundance. Any tips on cutting down on them?
Sure thing! In my house I use Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish washing liquid mixed in shallow dish as a trap. It works, guess the container would or could be adjusted to use in coop up high and lasts several days!Keith said:Our coop is really clean, as clean as a coop can be, but the flies and gnats are still in abundance. Any tips on cutting down on them?
Very interesting but what are they? I don't see they list what insect it is.Fly Predators!!!
I rather like my little mass murders ... Our horse vet told us about them and we gave them a try.
All pros and no cons, as of yet.
From the web site ... Muscidifurax raptorellus, Spalangia cameroni or Spalangia endius ...Very interesting but what are they? I don't see they list what insect it is.
Thanks, I will add it to my recipe book!Fill an 8 or 16 ounce spay bottle about 3/4 full of filtered water.
1 tsp each of these essential oils:
And one tsp of white vinegar.
Shake well before using. You can spay a horse multiple times a day. Safe for birds. I spray my deck once a week to keep the paper wasps away.
Vinegar works well for gnats ... I use a bowl with vinegar in it... That would be a open bowl, not jars with holes poked in the top... Take a bowl and put 1 inch vinegar in it ... works like magic.I've had to use fly traps. I tried the vinegar solution and it didn't work for us. Not sure if we did it right as we were using jars with holes poked in the top.