One of the limitations inherent in Spalding-Labs, Fly Predators® is their 150 foot travel radius. In other words, they’ll only venture about 150 feet from where you initially placed them. By contrast, most pest flies can easily travel 1/4 mile, so if you have neighbors with large animals within that 1/4 mile range, more likely than not, you’re going to be visited by their flies. The closer the neighbors, and the more animals they have, the bigger the problem. Two horses, 1/4 mile away are not a big issue. A feedlot located across the street, is.
If knowing how to get rid of flies only required eliminating the pests on your property, fly control would be fairly easy. Unfortunately, most livestock owners have neighbors who also own animals. And, these animals may be contributing to the local fly problem. The ideal solution for eliminating all visitor flies is getting your neighbors on their own Spalding-Labs, Fly Predator schedule. They may still be attempting to use old school solutions like insect repellent, homemade fly trap contraptions or the wrong pest control products. If there’s little chance of your neighbor cooperating, we then suggest placing fly traps on the fence line between you and your neighbor. This should help to stop the flies before they get to you. Placing additional traps at strategic spots on your facility will help catch the flies who still make it over. Buying extra Fly Predators and putting them at the fence line can also help and this may be the most common-sense solution. Fly Predators only stop new flies from hatching, so if you have too many adult flies or fly infestations, fly traps can help reduce these pest flies, quickly.
The traps we recommend offer the greatest fly catching and fly killer performance on the market, as documented by several independently published, USDA sponsored studies. (See “Traps,” for a link to these studies.) No more “buy, try and hope the
flies die.” While the traps listed below are “Super Stars” at catching flies, they’re still not very glamorous when filled with flies and stinking to high heaven. But, most people prefer flies in the fly traps and off their animals. All recommended traps are pesticide-free, compatible with Fly Predators and made in the USA.
Fly traps can also help if you board your horse at a facility that doesn’t currently use Fly Predators. While you’ll never control flies with fly traps alone, unlike fly sprays, fly traps will continuing working around the clock.