Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's War!

 Blue Jersey Wooly Doe
Broken Tort Jersey Wooly Doe 
Two sisters relaxing together

Well, I have had it with flys. I have never seen it so bad as it is this year. No real freeze this winter must have not killed any of them. So it is war! I have had it with them so I asked around, did some research and this is what I found. I tried my research on half of the rabbitry as an experiment. I cleaned half of the  cages in the rabbitry with white vinegar, washed out all the pans, sprinkled the pans with barn lime, sweet PDZ and pine chips. Washed down all of the concrete floors with the hose, white vinegar and then floor cleaner with a herbal disinfectant. Around the  outside edges of half of the rabbitry, I sprinkled cedar shavings. I put up new fly strips and I put out bait stations with fly bait. I put out cups of apple cider vinegar with a piece of fruit in the bottom. I also ordered fly parasites to place around the rabbitry.

Results are that now I no longer have any flys on one side of the rabbitry. They have now left to live on the other side. When I am done with the other side, I will spray the screen doors with fly spray.Tomorrow the seige continues with the other side until I have no more flys. I will not give up, I will win the war of human against insect. The bunnies don't seem to be bothered but they just drive me crazy so I won't rest until they are all eliminated. And if they are not all eliminated then at least the rabbitry will sure smell good. Oh well......I will let you know if it works. So far, so good.

Sunday, May 6, 2012