Flying Insect Control Designed by Horse People, for Horse People
It started with a simple need in mind—to find a better and easier way for farmers to control flies in their barns. Back in 1979, crop dusting pilot Charles “Chuck” Hudson spent time working as a salesperson, traveling door to door selling fertilizers, weed killers and other items to farmers. Spending time with these hard-working people, Chuck recognized a need and set out to find a way to help make their lives easier. Using his knowledge of insecticides and their proper application, Chuck sat down in his dining room with a 55-gallon drum, a motor, a pump and a timer. Shoo-fly’s first master unit was born. A stickler for perfection, Chuck refined this master unit, and in December 1979, installed the company’s first two systems at Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Florida. The units here are still in operation today, along with many of Chuck’s first customers.
A Quest for Excellence
Chuck still leads Shoo-fly operations today and is continually looking for ways to improve the products that serve his customers. He is committed to examining and selecting only the most reliable and well-made components for Shoo-fly automatic insect control systems, like brass and stainless-steel nozzles, high PSI nylon tubing with compression fittings and a 24-hour programmable digital timer that is extremely user-friendly. The result is that many Shoo-fly systems have been in continuous operation for decades and are still going strong.
Safe for Our Own Family and Horses
Chuck’s toughest customer might be the one he’s closest to, and that’s his wife, Carol. Carol has loved horses all her life, and it was 45 years ago that her horse dreams became a reality. She has been involved in breeding, raising and showing fine Morgan Horses ever since. For her commitment to the breed, Carol was inducted by her peers into the prestigious American Morgan Horse Association Breeder’s Hall of Fame in 2007. The Hudson’s farm, Treble's Morgan Manor, has been home to many world champions. And you can bet there’s a Shoo-fly system in place to keep Carol’s horses happy, healthy and protected!
Since 1979, professional horsemen have trusted Shoo-fly insecticides and automatic insect control systems to keep their barns and stables clean and pest-free. Many of our systems have been in continuous operation for decades and are still going strong.