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EP90

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Ireland
DIY fly deterrent, repellent ??
« on: May 18, 2017, 06:45:14 pm »
I remember a thread last year but can’t find it using search.  Anyone got a link?

I can no longer get Crovect here and Clik is expensive for only 6 lambs, with it being only in large quantities.

fsmnutter

  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Banff, Aberdeenshire
    • Little Blairshinnoch smallholding
Re: DIY fly deterrent, repellent ??
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 08:11:44 pm »
There are many brands that have the same active ingredient as crovect. Ask your vet or ag store what they have as an alternative as no homemade remedy is proven as effective as the chemical treatment.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: DIY fly deterrent, repellent ??
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 08:47:58 pm »
You should be able to buy crovect or similar online- Mole Valley (they may ring before the order is processed as it's a medicine) is one that may have it.

EP90

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Ireland
Re: DIY fly deterrent, repellent ??
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 07:05:29 pm »
Crovect is not licensed in Ireland so not available.  Agri stores have Clik 2.2 ltrs for €145 which is rather expensive for 6 lambs.
UK Agri stores require a flock number as it’s a medicine and don’t recognise an Irish one nor post to Ireland.
The thread I recall had contributors that had success with home recipes. Maybe one of the contributors has a link?
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 07:07:01 pm by EP90 »

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: DIY fly deterrent, repellent ??
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 08:42:41 am »
You can use an infusion of quassia chip with a lot of citronella, the flies completely despise this smell. If you like I can ask mum how she used to make it? Cheaper to make than buy. I will say this though you do need to spray them often...
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: DIY fly deterrent, repellent ??
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 12:56:00 pm »
Have you looked at BARRIER BLOWFLY REPEL  or at Blowfly Traps ?

EP90

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Ireland
Re: DIY fly deterrent, repellent ??
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 02:04:52 pm »
WaterBuffalofarmer.  Thanks for your offer most appreciated but hopefully not needed now.

Shep53.  Not heard of Barrier Blowfly Repel so it was never entered in my searches.  Found some at VioVet and they post, 500ml for £20.  Great heads up, thanks.  If I remember I’ll do a review at the end of the year.

 

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