Have You Ordered Flies Yet?

Some years ago, I was heartbroken to discover a baby bird, stuck and dying, in the sticky fly strip I’d tacked to the barn ceiling. I vowed never to use them again.

For another year, I suffered through fly-filled seasons. Then I discovered Spalding Fly Predators.

As someone not easily swayed and naturally skeptical, calling myself a “convert” is something I do with great consideration. But, call me a convert.

Spalding Fly Predators are tiny flies that go to work when you sprinkle them on manure piles or other areas where horses frequent. Those flies eat the eggs of the typical flies that drive us and our horses nutty all summer. Unlike sticky fly strips or bottle after bottle of repellant, there are no awful side effects.

In my years of horse keeping, I’ve found this strategy to be the most effective and fuss-free method of fly control. Hands down.

Just one catch: you need to order your Fly Predators before flies appear at your barn or paddock. Now’s good. Spalding Labs will send them in monthly installments.

Happy horse time!

We welcome Spalding Labs as a new sponsor of the Best Horse Practices Summit.

Watch this video of how Fly Predators drastically improved the quality of horse and human life on Mackinac Island, Michigan, where there are lots of horses, tourists, and no cars.

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  1. I’ve used these for years, and while there are still a few flies around, anyone coming to my barn (friends, vet, farrier) say that I have the fewest flies around. It is a very convenient product, environmentally friendly, try them!

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