FRIDAY, MAACH 30, 2012
Control backyard flies naturally
Predator insects are a
valuable means o f controlling p roblem pests such as
aphids, which are the prey
o f ladybugs and praying
m antids. G ardeners r e o
lease live ladybugs into t he
landscape to keep aphid were too m any o ther
populations at bay.
b oarders who did not want
T he s ame power o f n a - t o p articipate. W hen I
ture is available to c ontro l moved t o the country and
flies. They pester us, tor- n ow h ave m y h orse a t
ture pets and invade o ur h ome, I tested the Fly
hom~. Mine originate in
P redators to reduce fly
m y horse corrals, h ut m ay populations without using
c ongregate w here t here chemicals. Here the Predare dogs, caged pets, bru::k- ators d idn't eliminate all
yard chickens a nd COIll- t he flies, but Significantly
posting operations. H ouse r educed t heir n umbers
a nd stable flies are tough to with this alternative t o toxc ontrol with c hem icals. ic sprays.
Th is winter I discovered
T hey a IC even harder to
k nock d own w ith b otan ical something new. T he Predpesticides, which an:: plant- atars h ad spread out over
based b ut still quite toxic.
m y p roperty a nd were
Last year, I tested an in- hanging around dog excrenovative method of fly mellt, too. That h elped m e
control because my horse realize this could b e un ideget!; hives from the fly al way o f controlling flies
spray and he rubs the hair in the family backyard
o ff w herever t hey b ite him. where chemical solutions
So I tried a green solution would b e toxic to kids and
- Fl y Predators - to my pets. I'redators are doubly
stable-ny population. Fly useful for backyard fanns
Predators are small wasps with chickens, rabbits,
that disrupt the reproduc- goats o r a d og run where
tive process o f flies to re- feces can become highly
duce the number of off- cuncentr"ted.
O nce you establish
Spalding Labs p roduces Predators, it's i mr,rtant to
H y Predators a nd t he avoid the use 0 any garprocess is d escribed on de n chemicals that impact
www. insect populations. T hese
small wa.$:r.s a re vulnerable
W hen b oarding m y to pestici es. even such inhorse, I c ould not use nocuoUll green sprays as
Predatou b ecause there insecticidal soap.
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