I am all for natural alternatives to pretty much anything. However, I get a little skeptical when the natural alternative requires releasing another animal/insect. There have historically been some major mistakes in this area.
For example, Hawaii has a large rodent population. In an attempt to control the number of rodents, they imported many mongooses. Unfortunately, the mongoose are active during the day while rodents are more nocturnal. Mongooses have actually created more problems for the small native fauna than they have eliminated the rodent problem since they were introduced in 1883.
At Cross Creek Cattle Company we own many horses. At night they are stalled in a barn. Needless to say, during the hot summer months, the fly population around the barn can be unbelievable. Keeping the stalls as clean as possible did not help as much as you would think. Flies were a nuisance to both man and beast.
Cathey Holliday researched and found Fly Eliminators from Arbico. She decided to order them and give them a try. They soon arrived in the mail and we began Operation Fly Be Gone. We have now put out four or five packages of the fly elimators, which are fly parasites, in and around the horse barn.
Last week I was cleaning stalls. By the time I was in my sixth stall of the day, I realized that the fly eliminators were really working. It dawned on me that I had not been pestered by one fly that entire afternoon. I kept my eyes peeled for flies for the remainder of the horse stalls. I saw maybe three.
Unbelievable!! Fly Eliminators really work. If you are looking for a natural alternative to controlling flies, check into these fly parasites. Even a skeptic like myself, sees major improvement. Considering that the flies torment animals and residents in Texas from the end of February to mid November, I am looking forward to a virtually fly-free horse barn for months to come.
Unlike Hawaii, we have not experienced any ill effects from releasing the fly parasites. They do their job well. We could not be more happy with the product.