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Old 06-16-2009, 01:23 AM   #1
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what are some ways to keep flies totally away?? these are outside bunnies. i heard of the vanilla way and the mosquito netting. what are more ways? i need all the ideas i can get.



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Old 06-16-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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all my rabbits are indoor,special building,/.but i believe you might also benefit from the use of electronic (insect-rodent)-device that plugs in the 120 vac-receptacle,..these are what i use in a controlled environment,but outdoor ac/power-use with caution-,don,t let the buns chew-on the wire,..screen door mesh might work also,..hope this has been helpful,..sincerely james waller



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Old 06-17-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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I read about this stuff but it looks like they only sell it in the UK. Looks like this site does sell to the US.

http://www.amazinganimal.co.uk/beaphar-fly-guard-month-75ml-p-18814.html?currency=USD

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Old 06-17-2009, 12:44 PM   #4
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I use a auto sprayer by Country Vet,uses 2 D batteries,sprays once on half hour,have used a repellant on the ears that was furnished by vet.

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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Hey Cherry;

I posted this over in Nutrition & Behavior:

http://www.rabbitsonline.net/view_topic.php?id=46933&forum_id=48


Going on 2 weeks since using this product (initially was using it for worming the outside buns) and have had very good success sprinkling it underneath and around their cages - and anywhere else in the pen where they're droppings collect. Since they use a particular spot in their pen to poop, I simply sprinkle this stuff over it to keep the flies from multiplying until I get to cleaning out their waste (I rake it & burn it 1x a week along with old straw or hay).
Just be sure you don't get it in their eyes or that they're breathing it in while airborne since it is drying (to humans also, lol).

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Old 06-17-2009, 07:54 PM   #6
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I have used DE for awhile now and LOVE it!!! I have chickens and it keeps the fly population way down!! I sprinkle it in their bedding and a small amount in their food. I think 2% ratio to food /DE. You can use the same on the rabbits food and sprinkle it over the poop dropping under the hutch. It is a very fine powder so it is a little messy and I wear a mask just so I don't inhale a bunch when I spread it.

Just make sure it is FOOD GRADE DE. they sell other DE that is not food grade and it is toxic so make sure the bag reads food grade. I found it at a mill store but it isn't easy to find most places. I have to drive an hour to pick it up but it is a 50 pound bag for about 25.00 dollars and it lasts awhile.

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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I am supposed to know what "DE" is??

I have enough trouble keeping flies away from indoor critters.

Look up on the Web fly control products for stables and the like.

They also have liquid tanks that attract them and drown them. I have seen it filled with flies outside, but indoors it did nothing, not a fly not even in August, and that after two weeks. Go figure. Even with pheremones.

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hey and thanks for all the replies the vanilla technique helped to greatly reduce the flies...but what about mosquitos?

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DE=Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:00 AM   #10
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After anneq's original thread on DE I ordered some. So far I am seeing good results. I didn't expect it to kill the flies, but I have seen some dead or dying.

I wonder what is in the stuff they sell in the UK.



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