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I have about 100 rabbits and 1 dog.  Rabbits are all in a barn and I use poop trays under the cages that get dumped weekly.  From what I'm reading it seems the fly preditors would most likey make their home in the poop.  Would I be throwing them out when I dump the poop?  If that is the case assuming they wouldn't be very effective.

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  • Tim,

    You would have a couple of options.  If the floor is a dirt base, I would recommend spreading Fly Predators on the ground under the cages or hanging them in release stations.  For situations like your we also recommend taking the monthly total and split it into bi-monthly shipments.  We have several customers with situations similar to your that the Fly Predators work well for.

    Thank you,

    Jessica

  • Have another question.  I cleaned my rabbit barn and put out the first shipment.  When I went to clean the next week some of the poop pans were covered in bugs.  Thought it was the fly predictors working.  There were more the next week and even more the past weekend.  But the thing I got thinking about was I thought the predators would be almost invisible, this past weekend when I dump a tray that had heavy bugs they would all jump on me and felt like they were biting a bit.  So know I'm thinking they are fleas not the creditor?  Would I notice the predictors being around?  And jumping all over me?

  • Tim,

    The Fly Predators would not be jumping on you, nor would you notice them in large groups together.  Is there any possibility you could email us a pic at info@spalding-labs.com?  There are a few different insects it could be.  Fungus gnats come immediately to mind.  If you can, email a picture or short video clip of their behavior when disturbed.  

    Thank you,

    Jessica