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Flies flies flies

Post by dt34715 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:27 pm

They seem to terrible this year. Using IGR and Justi-fly in my mineral. I had few last year using this along with a back rubs.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by TN Cattle Man » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:35 pm

The biggest key when using an IGR product is to never let them run out of mineral... just one day without can open you up to a full life-cycle of flies.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:36 pm

TN Cattle Man wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:35 pm
The biggest key when using an IGR product is to never let them run out of mineral... just one day without can open you up to a full life-cycle of flies.
Learned that the hard way last year.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by Hootowl » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:42 pm

It's odd here. I'm doing nothing. 70 cows in 3 herds. 2 herds have no flies and the 3rd herd is covered up.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by Caustic Burno » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:51 pm

dt34715 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:27 pm
They seem to terrible this year. Using IGR and Justi-fly in my mineral. I had few last year using this along with a back rubs.
Middle TN

Flies are a multi pronged attack that IGR is a part of. It does nothing for house flies or horse flies that’s where the pour on comes in.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by greybeard » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:09 pm

Horse flies are bad here. Face and other flies not so much.......yet.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by T & B farms » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:13 pm

The last 3 years we have had flys absolutely terrible. This year they are not quite as bad. Hope it stays that way, but I know better.
Best remedy I found was a fimco spot sprayer with the bigger pump, permethrin, and diesel fuel. With that sprayer you can get them soaked down quickly at 30-40 feet.
I used to use water, diesel is so much more effective.

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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by greybeard » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:43 pm

T & B farms wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:13 pm
The last 3 years we have had flys absolutely terrible. This year they are not quite as bad. Hope it stays that way, but I know better.
Best remedy I found was a fimco spot sprayer with the bigger pump, permethrin, and diesel fuel. With that sprayer you can get them soaked down quickly at 30-40 feet.
I used to use water, diesel is so much more effective.
Diesel lasts longer too both with the pump sprayer and the rubs.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by elkwc » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:35 pm

greybeard wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:43 pm
T & B farms wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:13 pm
The last 3 years we have had flys absolutely terrible. This year they are not quite as bad. Hope it stays that way, but I know better.
Best remedy I found was a fimco spot sprayer with the bigger pump, permethrin, and diesel fuel. With that sprayer you can get them soaked down quickly at 30-40 feet.
I used to use water, diesel is so much more effective.
Diesel lasts longer too both with the pump sprayer and the rubs.
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We use corn oil instead of diesel. Works well and more desirable than diesel.

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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by ValleyView » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 pm

T & B farms wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:13 pm
The last 3 years we have had flys absolutely terrible. This year they are not quite as bad. Hope it stays that way, but I know better.
Best remedy I found was a fimco spot sprayer with the bigger pump, permethrin, and diesel fuel. With that sprayer you can get them soaked down quickly at 30-40 feet.
I used to use water, diesel is so much more effective.
I too use a sprayer but a cheap pump sprayer while feeding cubes with peremthrin, diesel and a little water with decent results. This is the first year I have gone the IGR route (wind and rain) and hope it makes a difference.

I’d rather them eat medicated mineral than be routinely sprayed down with diesel. Plus, my wife doesn’t complain as much about me smelling like diesel!
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by Brookhill Angus » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:18 am

Buy a Vet Gun and blast away.
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by bhooper » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:29 am

The flies aren’t too bad here. I’m using fly tags and mineral with IGR.

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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by greybeard » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:02 am

elkwc wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:35 pm


We use corn oil instead of diesel. Works well and more desirable than diesel.
No doubt. I've always wondered if the diesel didn't make their hide hot.
Crop oil of any kind is very hard to find here in containers any bigger than what you see in a grocery store.
I did use some soy or peanut oil on one of my rubs one time and flies were drawn to it like mad. I'm sure most of them were killed but I didn't really see the point or like the idea of making the cattle more of a target than they already are. Maybe I'm missing something..or need to rethink it?

(It's the additives in diesel that I worry about)
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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by elkwc » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 am

To make it last longer use PB-08. It is the synergist in Ultra Boss & Ultra Saber.

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Re: Flies flies flies

Post by greybeard » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:19 am

Hook2.0 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:09 am
Does the spray lose effectiveness over time while in the diesel mix in the bottle? Seems i can spray one day and the flies are back the next. The diesel also swelled the orings on my pump up sprayer
I had 1 pump up sprayer, that the diesel actually made the tube that the plunger goes in, distort and curve way off to one side.
Found out the hard way, that some are made able to handle petro chemicals, some made just to use water based mixes in.
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