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How To Keep My Dogs Away From Flies & Mosquitoes?

PazGawrych
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Hello!
I don't know why pollution is increasing on our planet. My area where my dogs live mostly full of flies or some mosquitoes that bite my dogs badly.
According to my husband, it could be because of using a heater their because flies come there due to high temperature. However, I don't know the reason but want to get rid of flies and mosquitoes. Few days, we use mosquito repellent, but it didn't work much. That's why I am planning to get a mosquito trap.

Do you think mosquito trap is the solution to my problem? If yes, then please suggest a good one. Otherwise, you can also share any other useful recommendation. Secondly, we have used some sprays to kill flies but is there any way to keep them away from my dogs. Moreover, I take better care of my dogs and don't keep them dirty. I just shared because most of the people think flies come because of dirty place or animals.

I am waiting for your serious suggestions.

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Topic starter Posted : January 12, 2019 8:04 am
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are your dogs outside 24/7? or in and out?

flys and mosquitos are hard to get rid of. for flys, you can get a glue strip and hang them. flys will stick to them and die.
I think there is also a candle to keep bugs away.

I would think the fly strips would help with the mosquitos. there are barn size fly strips also.
this is what I am talking about: https://www.amazon.com/Paper-Strips-Cat ... B01HMAQO1O

in the summer, I would get tons of flys. my windows are not sealed good, plus I have a doggie door, guess they can get in there too

let us know what worked and what did not work. if the members or I can think of anything else, I will be sure to let you know.

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Posted : January 12, 2019 9:36 am
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The best mosquito traps are the ones that use propane because the scent it puts out makes them think it's an animal to bite so they go to it, but that's not all that good for the environment. Keeping your property dry and free from a lot of foliage can help some since they mostly eat plants, except when laying eggs and like moisture. You can plant things they don't like, like mint and citronella.

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Posted : January 12, 2019 6:41 pm
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mary,

I heard of growing mint. (which I did try) I don't have a green thumb
however, I never heard of growing citronella, how hard or easy is that?

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Posted : January 14, 2019 10:12 am
TamanduaGirl
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I haven't done it but citronella is supposed to be easy to grow but freezing kills them so you would have to plant annually or have them in pots and bring them in during the winter.

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Posted : January 14, 2019 11:06 pm
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I haven't done it but citronella is supposed to be easy to grow but freezing kills them so you would have to plant annually or have them in pots and bring them in during the winter.

I get them worse in my kitchen. I will look around and see if I can find a plant. there are a couple green houses near me, so I will see if I can find some.

thank you mary for the suggestions

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Posted : January 15, 2019 6:53 am
hecate
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For flies outside I've had good results using fly predators: https://www.spalding-labs.com/

I signed up for scheduled deliveries throughout fly season, you just scatter them around fly breeding and hatching areas when they arrive.

It seems like the most effective fly traps all stink, so they're best used outside to attract adult flies away from where you don't want them and trap them for disposal. Indoors the flypaper ribbons are good as long as you don't forget and walk into one. That stuff does NOT come out of hair easily. The best indoor fly solution I have going now is a house cat whose mission in life is to kill anything that moves. I hardly ever see a fly in the house anymore.

For mosquitoes I make sure to eliminate standing water as much as possible. "Mosquito dunks" work well in chronic puddles that never seem to dry out. I've never tried any of these but planting them around the outside of an outdoor kennel or enclosure might help: https://www.gardendesign.com/plants/mos ... llent.html

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Posted : January 19, 2019 11:18 am
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hecate,

I forgot about the fly spray. I have some for my cows. I spray it on them in the summer. when fly season starts, I will try spraying near my windows and door. thank you for the suggestion.

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Posted : January 20, 2019 9:15 am
hecate
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I mix my own fly spray for the horses, equal parts original scent Avon Skin So Soft bath oil, white vinegar, and water. My holistic vet gave me the formula. It reeks but it really keeps the flies away.

I don't know if I could stand it sprayed around my windows.

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Posted : January 21, 2019 9:06 am
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