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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by Nicklausjames » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:53 pm

Sorry I'm not getting this but I don't have a label because I don't own the permectrin. Permectrin ii is just 10% permethrin. I have a solution of permethrin in my barn and can make it to 10%. Permectrin says to mix it at 1.6oz per gallon. So if I make 4 gallons I would add 6.4 oz to 4 gallons of diesel fuel?



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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by Cross-7 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:52 pm

10% permethrin at 1.6 oz per gallon of oil.
1.6 x 4 = 6.4 is correct if you are using 10% permethrin or delute it to 10%

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by Nicklausjames » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:00 pm

Ok so I made up a 10% permethrin solution and added 3.2 oz to 2 gallons of diesel. I applied to the backrubber w a hand sprayer. Is 2 gallons enough not sure how saturated it needs to be? Also how often do I need to reapply to rubber?

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by M-5 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:41 pm

I would add some to it in a couple days. Then once a week should be sufficient.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by bball » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:51 pm

Nicklausjames wrote:Ok so I made up a 10% permethrin solution and added 3.2 oz to 2 gallons of diesel. I applied to the backrubber w a hand sprayer. Is 2 gallons enough not sure how saturated it needs to be? Also how often do I need to reapply to rubber?


I saturate it until the face flyps begin to drip a few drops. Then, as dash suggested, once a week....and after a good rain.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by robbyr » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:41 pm

The permethrin says safe for use on horses as well. But I wonder if I mix with diesel and put in pasture would the diesel be bad for the horses if they rubbed on it? Thoughts?

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by JW IN VA » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm

What I don't know about horses would fill books.If I were concerned,I'd talk to my vet.Probably safer to use mineral oil.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by snoopdog » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:57 pm

Yeah, horses are sensitive, they can't have anything to eat unless it's been sprayed and fertilized. I'd probably use mineral oil on them. I'm being sarcastic of course, we don't have horses anymore, but when we did, they didn't get any special treatment, get tough or die.
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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by MrSmith » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:14 pm

Permecterin 2 has a chemical other than Permetherin to make the Permetherin work better so you can use less.

My Permetherin 10% says 1:80 = 8oz in 5 gal. for a backrubber.

I bought a jug of the premixed Zap backrubber chemical, and felt awful dumb when I smelled the diesel fuel when I opened it.

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Re: Fly control backrubber

Post by greybeard » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:33 am

bball wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:51 pm
Nicklausjames wrote:Ok so I made up a 10% permethrin solution and added 3.2 oz to 2 gallons of diesel. I applied to the backrubber w a hand sprayer. Is 2 gallons enough not sure how saturated it needs to be? Also how often do I need to reapply to rubber?
I saturate it until the face flyps begin to drip a few drops. Then, as dash suggested, once a week....and after a good rain.
For a 10' rub, it's always taken me 3 1/2 to 5 gallons for the initial 'charging' of the rub. Once it has been filled the 1st time, a 2 gal garden sprayer will usually get it back to the dripping stage. Put as many of the 'face flyps' on it as you can..torn up tee shirts will work in a pinch.
When I first put the rubs out, the cattle always tended to kinda hurry thru it next to the posts where the rub was highest from the ground...mostly avoiding the lower hanging flyps. That soon changed and they'd go under at the low center of it.
I've watched my old beefmaster bull and the char/simm lost of times walk under it, and just move back and forth under the rub...they figure out pretty fast that going under it is helping them.
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