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Fly control backrubber

Post by Nicklausjames » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:02 pm

Thx to everyone for the help so far. I purchased a backrubber with the tied on torn clothes for face flies. I was wondering what chemical you all would recomend putting on it. I have some permethrin in the barn I can dilute but not sure that's right? Also internet said to rotate chems bc flies build a tolerance. Likewise said to mix w diesel fuel or mineral oil. I'm not really sure what that is about? what is best way to apply to backrubber? I was thinking of mixing in a garbage can and dunking back rubber but I also saw pics of people pouring it on? Last question, are the feed mixed with igr to prevent larvae growth in crap worth it? If yes, what product would you recommend?



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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by dun » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:06 pm

We mix Permectrin II with diesel. We use a different type of fly mop so don;t know the best way to apply it. Igr is well worth it, but you have to start before the flies get going for it to really have much affect. We use vigortone
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by M-5 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:23 pm

If you put it in garbage can you better have some help hanging it. I hang first then fill it I use a gear oil jug it the tip on it. You have less run off if you pour it slow.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by Nicklausjames » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:31 pm

Just so we are clear. My back rubber is one of the cheap ones from tractor supply that is basically a big sponge. It's not one w. A receptacle liquid is poured in

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by M-5 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:40 pm

Yes , that what I use , it's heavy when filled , I use diesel fuel
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by Nicklausjames » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:29 pm

What is the purpose of the diesel fuel? What kind of mix is it? Do you apply 2 gallons total? The backrubber I got is 10 ft

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by M-5 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:13 pm

Diesel fuel is carrier of the insecticide. On a new rub I pour my mix on it till it starts dripping from the lowest point.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by M-5 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:23 pm

Nicklausjames wrote:What is the purpose of the diesel fuel? What kind of mix is it? Do you apply 2 gallons total? The backrubber I got is 10 ft


I follow the mixing ratio on the bottle. I mix 2.5 gallons at time. Once a week I put a 1/2 gallon on it.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by JW IN VA » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:34 pm

One way to apply the mixture is with a hand held sprayer,I like to use one specific for that job since the dyes diesel stains the plastic and you can't see the levels for other mixing. pump it lightly and remove spray nozzle to get a smooth 1/4" flow.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by JW IN VA » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:36 pm

Rotate products by chemical not just brand.Year to year.If you do every time you may run into resistance problems like people have done with fly tags.Label should give you mixing directions.A PH White rub will have a tag with instructions for differant brsnds
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by AdamsCreek » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:34 pm

JW IN VA wrote:One way to apply the mixture is with a hand held sprayer,I like to use one specific for that job since the dyes diesel stains the plastic and you can't see the levels for other mixing. pump it lightly and remove spray nozzle to get a smooth 1/4" flow.

That's how I do it. Mix 2.5 gallons of diesel with 6 ounces of prolate lintox. Put it on until it drips.

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by Nicklausjames » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:01 am

Ok so permectrin is only permethrin. I'm going to mix up a 2 gallon 10% permethrin. Than what is the ratio of diesel or mineral oil to add here? Also is there a reason you use diesel over mineral?

Finally than you just leave the rubber out and put more chems on it every week? What if it rains to I bring the rubber in or just leave it?

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by AdamsCreek » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:09 pm

In my area mineral oil is like $15 a gallon. Diesel is under $2 a gallon right now. If your rub is brand new it's gonna hold closer to 4 gallons. Soak it slow until it drips. I leave mine out until the first good killing frost. Also i hang it in front of the mineral feeder so they have to go under it when they get mineral.

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by Cross-7 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:21 pm

Nicklausjames wrote:Ok so permectrin is only permethrin. I'm going to mix up a 2 gallon 10% permethrin. Than what is the ratio of diesel or mineral oil to add here? Also is there a reason you use diesel over mineral?

Finally than you just leave the rubber out and put more chems on it every week? What if it rains to I bring the rubber in or just leave it?



Read the label
It's like 2 oz to the gallon or something
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https://www.valleyvet.com/Library/cattl ... chart.html


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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by dun » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:35 pm

Th stuff we use is 8 oz per 5 gallons.
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