Donna Fezler wrote:
> What is wrong with Diatomaceous Earth? It not only controls external flies
> but controls internal parasites in ostriches and rheas as well. It is
> cheap, environmentally safe, doesn't cause liver damage, and is readily
> available. The plastic bag theory makes no sense and even if it does work,
> it doesn't control as many problems as diatomaceous earth.
> Under no circumstances should commercial fly bait be used around juvenile
> ostriches and rheas, it can initiate fading chick syndrome when the chicks
> eat the contaminated flies. It is critical to these infants that they be
> raised in as near organic environment as possible.
> Donna Fezler
> Pioneering Research in Reversing Autoimmune Disorders through Detoxification
> and Nutrition while
> Leading the World in Rhea Research and Innovation
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Jere Hitchcock
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 8:35 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: fly control
> Fly control:
> We have an Ostrich ranch in Danieslville, GA . We grind and mix our own
> feed to give us a mix of feed which is healthy (no hormones etc...) and safe
> for the animals. We are striving to produce an "almost" organic meat. We
> use soy bean meal for a source of protein. This material seems to attract
> flys from several other counties. I have heard from two sources who were
> telling me about a plastic bag filled with water attached about 4 feet off
> the ground which repelled flys. One person said that he witnessed the
> phenomena himself and it worked. The theory told to me was the reflected
> sunlight from the water was offensive to the fly. I have tried the bags
> with no success. And yes, I have been "snipe hunting" before... Question:
> Is there any truth to this matter. Is there any special type of bag or
> water used to get the desired results or is this just a "fairy tale" ?
> Diatomaceous Earth seems to work well but would like some other options.
> Thanks for the comments.
> Jere B. Hitchcock
> JC Ostrich Ranch
> Home of "OBB" our 10 foot tall bird and his 250 big friends
> Danielsville, Georgia
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