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Post by marleyNfriends on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:03 am

Apart from Rearguard. Which ones are best, and are they worth using, even on buns that arent high risk?

Im getting a little paranoid about bunnies and flies with them having an aviary. The playhouse and run was much easier to protect from flies! Laughing
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:38 pm

I can relate to the fly paranoia Laughing It's something I'm trying to dial down this year! Molly and Junior are indoors, clean, young, low risk so I'm not spraying them unless I see a fly problem developing in the area. Which sometimes happens when neighbours leave dog **** in their garden for ages and ages and ages... No

However, I've always used this without problem! Smile

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Post by marleyNfriends on Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:16 pm

There is another one that Beapher do. I dont know the difference. I know one has a sponge, Ive also seen one in Wilkos with a spray. Are they all the same product, just with different applicators?

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Post by SarahJane on Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:11 pm

I use the beaphar fly guard on Jelly, cant tell if its any good there's no flies but shes only just started to get messy so its difficult to say!



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Re: Fly-strike Sprays

Post by paullp on Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:33 pm

I used the beaphar one on all three this year and it seems to be good. I didn't like the rearguard as it put Myrtle off her food for a day or so. Before that I used to use Xenex ultra spot on on Myrtle. The name was deceptive as it needed about 20 spots around the rear end, this was easier said than done!
I stopped after the third summer on that as Myrtle started acting odd for two hours after each application (needed to be done every couple of weeks but I was doing once a month). There was no doubt the xenex worked though, all insect life in the house died, it cant be used with cats, it will kill cats! it warns against that on the box.

Ive been really happy with the beaphar as it is easy to spray on and there didn't seem to be any side effects that I could notice, none of mine are high risk but it gives me some peace of mind, I still check them twice a day though! especially Patch as he had a wound and likes to sleep in the litter tray!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:06 pm

Well mentioned, Paullp ^

The beaphar one says something on it about dogs, but I can't remember what and I don't know where ours is (that's an old pic I posted).

Best check it out before you buy it, Sophia Smile
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Post by marleyNfriends on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:34 pm

It relates to collies, a lot of the beapher stuff says that. I'll have to go back to using that one then. I do but checks regularly but we seem to have a lot of flies in this garden!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:55 pm

I knew there was something about dogs lol.

I hate ruddy flies! They're the spawn of satan Mad
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Re: Fly-strike Sprays

Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:13 am

Try planting anti fly plants around the outside of the aviary. Basil is one, though it's difficult to establish in this country so you may be best buyin a few pots of basil mid summer and planting them out. Lavender, Mint and Rosemary are all thought to reduce fly numbers as well. The are all rabbit safe and the buns will love having a little munch on them through the wire. And the lavender in full flower seems to have a chilling effect on my pair, they love it.


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Post by c.bolduan on Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:07 pm

cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:Try planting anti fly plants around the outside of the aviary. Basil is one, though it's difficult to establish in this country so you may be best buyin a few pots of basil mid summer and planting them out. Lavender, Mint and Rosemary are all thought to reduce fly numbers as well. The are all rabbit safe and the buns will love having a little munch on them through the wire. And the lavender in full flower seems to have a chilling effect on my pair, they love it.


Brilliant, thank you Cheryl, I will use that for the planed setup of outside quarters Thumbs Up rabbit 

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Re: Fly-strike Sprays

Post by marleyNfriends on Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:05 pm

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cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:Try planting anti fly plants around the outside of the aviary. Basil is one, though it's difficult to establish in this country so you may be best buyin a few pots of basil mid summer and planting them out. Lavender, Mint and Rosemary are all thought to reduce fly numbers as well. The are all rabbit safe and the buns will love having a little munch on them through the wire. And the lavender in full flower seems to have a chilling effect on my pair, they love it.


Brilliant, thank you Cheryl, I will use that for the planed setup of outside quarters Thumbs Up rabbit 

Im not sure ill be able to put them at bunny level, as there will be no room in the beds. I cant plant mint in the beds either as it takes over everything Laughing I still have a mint plant at my auntys house that i need to bring up! She somehow managed to kill my lemonbalm, that i have neglected for 3 years yet it kept going. Rolling Eyes ... I will plant some of these sorts of plants though, maybe in baskets. I posted a really good arrangement on my facebook group, ill have to dig it out.
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Post by c.bolduan on Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:53 am

I got herbs in big pots, especially mint and thought to arrange them around the run, some free nibbles will be included,no doubt! Laughing Laughing Love 

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Re: Fly-strike Sprays

Post by Tuckerbunnies on Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:21 pm

We don't use Rearguard as heard to many bad things about it so just stick with the ones we have always used and don't have a problem with any of the Beapher ones.

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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:33 pm

Lavender will do really well in pots and will really appreciate the extra drainage. As will basil.

Mint does well in a decent sized pot.


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Re: Fly-strike Sprays

Post by KatieB on Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:03 am

We use reargard...but its a pain to administer...the little spongey thing is rubbish... and its blimmin pricey too!

So i think ill give the one above a go...thanks guys


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Post by marleyNfriends on Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:19 am

We have a lot of lavendar. It doesnt seem to help the flies here Laughing
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Re: Fly-strike Sprays

Post by BugsBunny on Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:44 pm

Thumper2001 wrote:I can relate to the fly paranoia Laughing It's something I'm trying to dial down this year! Molly and Junior are indoors, clean, young, low risk so I'm not spraying them unless I see a fly problem developing in the area. Which sometimes happens when neighbours leave dog **** in their garden for ages and ages and ages... No

However, I've always used this without problem! Smile


I am exactly the same hun, cos it is so hot there seems to be a lot of flies and we had nets up at our old place, do not in our new one as do not want to ruin the windows, if dougal was ever at risk I would net them again. The thing that annoys me about flies and wasps too, apart from being horrible, disease spreading bunny killing things, is they are too stupid to figure out how to get back out the way they came in. I mean duh , the window is open right in front off you  Laughing Laughing .I also hate them buzzing around my head too, I get paranoid when one goes near dougal, even though he is young and clean etc too.

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Re: Fly-strike Sprays

Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:01 pm

I love most bugs hun but I agree with you on this. Flies are dirty and wasps are just mean. I do however adore bumble bees who have a very different nature anyway. I am the same, if anything like that comes any where near Holly it is quickly dispatched!! Holly is an indoor bun but I still check for signs of fly strike.

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