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Old Mar 27th 2011, 04:36 AM   #1
 
  May 2010
  Lafayette, IN
Has anyone ever tried Guinea Fowl for Fly Control? Last year I tried “Fly Predators” for natural fly control. IF they were effective, I can’t imagine the uncontrolled infestation level we’d of had. I’ve read that Guinea Fowl are great insect eaters. Is there a down side to having a few in the pens? Is there a better alternative to fowl, fogging or chemical controls?
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Old Mar 27th 2011, 05:20 AM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Alabaster, Alabama
Give j.r. roy a call ,he installs mistaway systems. They work great and j.r. is a super guy. His number is 205-668-0801
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Old Mar 27th 2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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  Jul 2009
  Deer Park, Alabama

Cervid: whitetails
What kind of flies?
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Old Mar 28th 2011, 04:24 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Carrollton, MO
I've heard Guineas can eat their weight in bugs in a short time, too, but can they catch flies?
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Old Mar 28th 2011, 05:39 AM   #5
 
  May 2010
  Hazleton, PA
You should incorporate garlic into your feed and find yourself commercial fly catchers. Will Ainsworth's PA ranch uses a real nice fly catcher. I visited that farm this past year and there were hundreds of thousands of flies in each one. I started using garlic last year and I can tell you that it works! Some manufacturers will incorporate the garlic right into a feed pellet, I mix the granulated stuff right into my feed.



Hope this helps.
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Old Mar 28th 2011, 05:54 AM   #6
 
  Feb 2010
  Sardinia, Ohio
I agree Daniel, Garlic has been very effective for us as well. Does anyone know what type of fly catchers Will Ainsworth uses. I seen them on Deer and Wildlife stories but never got the brand name.
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Old Mar 28th 2011, 10:30 AM   #7
 
  May 2010
  Hazleton, PA
Joe:



I too am interested in finding out where I can get those fly catchers. When I spoke to the ranch Manager about them, it appeared that they weren't mass produced but instead custom. I think he said a guy from Canada. Don't quote me on that. Please let me know if you get any leads.
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Old Mar 29th 2011, 05:27 AM   #8
 
  May 2010
  Lafayette, IN
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What kind of flies?


Common House Flies and blow flies.
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Old Mar 29th 2011, 05:30 AM   #9
 
  May 2010
  Lafayette, IN
Too All:

Thanks for the responses. I've noticed in many ad fliers, deer are covered in flies in the photos, so I'm not surprised to see the interest. Thanks again!
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Old Mar 29th 2011, 08:50 AM   #10
 
  May 2010
  Glasgow, ky




This may be what your looking for? Has anyone tried this?...I was looking at these my self.
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