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Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by Rgv3180 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:12 pm

Anyone ever try mixing fly spray with surfactant for hand held sprayer?

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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by slick4591 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:20 pm

No. What do you think the advantage would be over a fly spray alone?
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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by ddd75 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 pm

they recommend diesel or mineral oil.

i have been putting a little bit of basic h in with mine and it seems to be working better then both.

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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by Rgv3180 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Something we have around.
Just thought it might be better than just water.
Rotational grazing, so rubs just don't work. Can put face bullets on mineral feeders, never have tried a little spraying while feeding with small tank sprayer.
We only keep 40 cows, thinking we can just putt around in ranger and spray also.
Just trying to figure a method that might last at least 2 weeks if not longer.

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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by sstterry » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:32 am

Rgv3180 wrote:Something we have around.
Just thought it might be better than just water.
Rotational grazing, so rubs just don't work. Can put face bullets on mineral feeders, never have tried a little spraying while feeding with small tank sprayer.
We only keep 40 cows, thinking we can just putt around in ranger and spray also.
Just trying to figure a method that might last at least 2 weeks if not longer.

Like ddd75 said, use mineral oil or diesel fuel as the mix. I will be somewhat water resitant and stay on a little longer. Be sure to spray when it is dry so you get the best results.

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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by dieselbeef » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:28 am

I use rubs at the feeder..rain is killing us but usually they last a month with diesel
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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by Ebenezer » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:47 am

Seems that the surfactants would counter act with the oil?

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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by Tbrake » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:15 pm

I use diesel also. It sticks to the cows much better, and it seems to last a little longer. With water I felt like most of it was running off to the ground.
How are the flys for other people this year? The past 3 years we had them absolutly terrible. Spraying every few days was about all I could find to work.
This year the flys are very minimal. I’ve been trying to spray every other week. I guess an extreme drought is good for something.

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Re: Surfactant for fly spray?

Post by Supa Dexta » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:55 am

The more you check your cows the more the flies bother you. My cows have tails and trees. I check they have water and grass and go home.

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