I enjoy rainy days, the sound of raindrops on the roof, the look of it coming down... The downside though is that this month we've had almost 12" of it, and the flies have been hard to deal with, especially out in the pasture, where they were just like the plague. After trying to milk the cow in the middle of this swarm, spraying her with Shoo Fly (a safe herbal insect repellent), dusting with diatomaceous earth - things that worked well in the past; we decided to go looking for fly traps and brought three types home - some sticky yellow tape, a sticky yellow stick, and this Rescue Disposable Fly Trap.
|The drowned flies are about 2" deep, that's a lot of flies|
The bag works well. It says on it that it will trap 20,000 flies using a powder attractant that is sealed in the bag. All you have to do is add water to it and hang it up, the flies go in the bag and drown. The chemical stays in the bag, so there is no chemical contamination on our animals. The flies are caught inside the bag, no mess. Well, I am impressed. As for the other traps we tested, they only caught half a dozen flies or so.
We still have some flies, but the black swarm is gone, and we can use our Shoo Fly spray to keep them from landing on the cow when we are milking her.