Getting Rid Of Horse Flies?

Does anyone have a solution on how to get rid of Horse flies around your house? I have so far conquered getting rid of flies and mosquitoes, but not Horse flies and they are terrible. Any clues?


By Bunny from Ripley, TN

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July 18, 20090 found this helpful
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The best way to get rid of horse flies in the house or on your patio is to spray them with hairspray. Once they are sprayed, they drop to the ground because their legs are stuck together. Try it.

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April 23, 20110 found this helpful
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I have found out that putting water and bleach in a sandwich bag will limit most flies
1. We have cows.
2. Chickens.
3. Goats.
4. Pig.
5. Rabbit.


6. Dogs.

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March 10, 20170 found this helpful

I want to try your remedy and wonder how much bleach to water and what do you do with the sandwich bag with the water and bleach in it to get rid of horse flies? I have a horse and donkey who are miserable in the summer.

Thank You!

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August 8, 20150 found this helpful
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In the Texas Hill Country the horse fly were pretty bad some years. I found that if I spent about a half hour for 4 or 5 days killing the horse fly with a fly swatter that I would just about wipe them out in a 25 acre area. (It was a target rich environment) The horses would come running when they saw me with a fly swatter to get some relief.


I would repeat this several times during July and August. It worked for me and others. Great activity for the kids, too.

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July 19, 20090 found this helpful

to FColt32299 That sounds like a great Idea and to ashleybunkin certainly will try the dw40 also and especially on my knees. Have the DW 40 but have to get the Hairspray Thanks to you both. Bunny

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September 4, 20130 found this helpful

Man, I'm glad I not the only one with horsefly problems. Every time I try to go riding they attack. 20 just swarming me and my horse. We turn around because you can't kill them fast enough, and they're biting me and my horse.


They are so bad this year. I looked up the life cycle of them some con live up to 2-3 years and lay eggs every year. Why can't someone come up with something to kill them. It's crazy. There has got to be something? Here in Missouri we have had a lot of rain this spring. They said that they lay their eggs in wet areas, but last year it was so dry and they where bad too. So I don't know if they know ?

My husband was coming down our drive way and the horse flys where bombarding his car. He said every day about 20-25 swarm his car as he's going to work or coming home. They are bad and I've tried about every thing I've read so far.

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