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Old Sep 16th 2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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  May 2009
  Fulton, Michigan
Antler Infections – Flies and Fly Control

I just talked to several people over the last few days and the conversation was mostly about deer dying of antler infections. I thought I would share with everyone what I do for fly control and hopefully can help someone out.

I use a product called Fly predator to control flies. Fly Predator arrives at my house about every 4 weeks throughout the summer. It consists of a bag or 35,000 Fly Larvae from a very small fly that lives off eating the larvae of a house fly. Each time the package arrives I take them and spread them in the areas where the deer bed and where they eat. Once these flies hatch, they locate house fly eggs and eat them. They kill the flies before they are even hatched.

I have 5 acres fenced in and 35,000 larvae per month do the trick. If you have more acreage you will want to get more. I think I pay around $300-$400 per year for the larvae. I don’t hang any fly traps or do anything else for fly control and I don’t have many flies. This doesn’t kill all flies, nothing does, but it is the best method I have found.

$300-$400 is cheap to not have hardly any flies and to hopefully minimize the likelihood of having an antler infection and losing an animal. Hope this helps someone. Here is a link to their site.
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Old Sep 16th 2009, 10:53 AM   #2
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA

That sounds like a great idea and obviously you have seen it work....can you give more specifics like where to order it from.....I have had lots of troubles with flies and would love to give it a try.....
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Old Sep 16th 2009, 11:11 AM   #3
  Jul 2009
We nearly lost Redwood to velvet infection from flys.

There is a video link under Breeder & Genetics scroll down to Redwood, of how & what we did to save Redwood.

It worked very well & Redwood is doing fine again.

I hope this may be helpful info to you.
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Old Sep 16th 2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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  May 2009
  Fulton, Michigan

Just go here and all the info you need is there. Thats how I ordered them. I ordered them last Fall again while I was still thinking about flies. They just schedule them to you by your zip code. They have it down when to send them so you have them before the flies hatch.
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