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equusvilla
Nov. 16, 2009, 01:54 PM
Is there anything more wicked looking than a Bot FlY??? ICK!!! Anyway - every kind of fly repelant I have used repels most flys except the bots..and my poor boy will trot in figure 8's when a bot fly is after him (when he is in turn-out) He does not even get mad at me when I have to slap him (hard) to kill a fly that has landed on him!

Any suggestions?

goeslikestink
Nov. 16, 2009, 03:19 PM
Is there anything more wicked looking than a Bot FlY??? ICK!!! Anyway - every kind of fly repelant I have used repels most flys except the bots..and my poor boy will trot in figure 8's when a bot fly is after him (when he is in turn-out) He does not even get mad at me when I have to slap him (hard) to kill a fly that has landed on him!

Any suggestions?

aask thomas 1 and look for his sticky he has a secret receipe for fly spray and all monies goes to cancer charity

walkinthewalk
Nov. 16, 2009, 03:56 PM
I have never seen a bot fly land on a horse.

They hover near their target and shoot the eggs out of their tailshaft.

It is that hovering and buzzing that will send a lot of horses into a tailspin. My friend has a horse that would rather have a stand-off with a pack of lions as to hear a bot fly close by

Generally, fly spray is not successful in keeping them away.