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  Equestrian Fly Control Page  
There is nothing more annoying than seeing your equine partners covered in flies.

Stamping feet, shaking of heads, sneezing, bucking, constant moving, constant swaying, Fly bites, hair loss, bumps, fly eggs all these are common symptoms known to the horse owner.

On top of it, horse owners land with flies in their mouthes, constant swatting and the ever enduring of common cheap smells of fly traps.

At HBD Distributrors and Cleaning Supplies (PTY) Ltd. we try and assist equestrian owners, and people with businesses within equestrian areas or just people who deal with a lot of flies to eliminate this problem. 

It must be before warned that this is not always a cheap excersice but once the cycle has been broken and maintenance is underway there will be less costs involved than in the beginning.

The secret of the success of your fly control program lies in it that you keep it up as with any other program and you stick thoroughly to the program.

We will adress the steps that need to be followed and thereafter the products from HBD that can be used to do so.

Hopefully this page will assist you in eliminating those annoying little things called the house fly.

Should this program be administered correctly it will also assist with the control of mosquitos and midges.

How we going to do it?

Stage 1: Fly Control Techniques – In this stage, we are going to control flies by cleaning or rather destroying their breeding sources. This will help us to control any further growth of flies.


This is one of the most important aspects. Daily you need to remove the manure from not ONLY YOUR STABLES but also from your stable yard.

should you not be able to remove the manure from your stable yard on a daily basis you need to treat that manure heap and keep it contained to one area.

All paddock areas need to be picked and manure needs to be removed as from the stables. Clean Stables and Clean paddocks and no manure lying around helps with a clean enviroment giving the flies less chance to breed.

Stage 2: Fly Elimination Techniques – Now, after destroying the breeding place of flies, we will be left only with adult flies. Since they now have no place to lay eggs, so the fly problem will get solved by eliminating them.


Space sprays and Bait traps/Fly strips can be helpful tools in eliminating Flies, but the elimination as discussed of their breeding sources is the only guaranteed way to eliminate them. 

Make certain that all possible sanitation measures have been implemented before relying on chemical sprays to eliminate flies. 

Space sprays can be used to knock down existing fly infestations, but this is only a temporary fix. 

If breeding sites have not been eliminated or altered, flies will continue to be a problem. 

Surface sprays can be used around windows and doors and should also be used on any dustbins and drains. 

Any area where flies "rest" or enter buildings/stables can be treated with a good surface spray.  However, do not spray areas that horses/humans constantly come into contact with or on surfaces where food is prepared or served. 

The best product for surface spraying is a Cypermethrin based product safe for horses.

For spraying on horses we recommend the QUADREPEL from Intervet (find Safety Data Sheet here)



Use baits inside areas where you have high fly volumes and especially the area around such as trash containers, if there are no non-target animals in the immediate area.

Please make sure there are no homeless people or incognito people scratching through your dustbins at night! If so, do not bait inside the bins, but bait the area surrounding the vessel.  

Baits should be re-applied after every cleaning or rainfall. 

There are various fly baits for flies; formulated for restaurants and other commercial applications, but nothing have been specifically designed for horses. We have therefore put together a program that works on agricultural farms and stable yards. Hopefully these products will be able to assist you.

Feel free to enquire about pricing and volumes needed and the full spray program.





  Our recomended program includes the following products:     

QuickBayt® Spot Spray can be applied on virtually any surface in and around stables, poultry houses, hutches, coops and recreational farms and rural environments where house flies congregate.

  • Easy to apply

  • Spray on a variety of surfaces such as walls, posts, beams, ceilings and other areas where flies tend to rest

  • Best results occur when the product is applied to many locations in or around the facility

  • Quick-acting and long-lasting control

  • Contains two attractants: muscalure and flavoring agent that flies can't resist

  • Contains Bitrex®, a bitter substance to help prevent accidental ingestion by children and animals


QuickBayt® Fly Bait controls nuisance flies in or around horse stables and livestock facilities.

·    Ready to use as scatter bait, but also easy to use in bait stations or as a paint-on

·   Starts killing nuisance flies in as little as 60 seconds1

·    Its red pellets contain two fly attractants to lure flies

·    Fast acting, effective, convenient and versatile

·     Contains Bitrex®, a bitter substance to help prevent accidental ingestion by children and animals

·   Use indoors or outdoors

·    Available in 350 g shaker can or 2kg pail


StaryCide SC

An insect growth regulator which interferes with chitin synthesis and interrupts the larval moulting process.

·   Insect growth regulator

·   Chitin inhibitor

·   Interrupts larval moulting process

·   Control immature cockroaches, fishmoths, flies, mosquitoes and fleas

·   To be used in program with residual spray for control of adult insects

·     Cost effective

·     Good residual

·     Odourless


Crackdown SC

A suspension concentrate Containing a residual contact Pyrethroid for the control of Flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, Bedbugs, fishmoths and ants in Animal houses, domestic and Industrial remises including Food handling and processing Establishments).
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