What in the World?
I ordered my fly predators the other day, taking advantage of the early order form to get the special double shipments twice during the fly season.
For those of you who don't know, fly predators are teeny tiny wasp critters that feed on the stable fly larvae. You get a shipment of little ready to hatch eggs and spread them about the stable areas where it's wet or near the manure pile. The little bugs hatch and eat, cutting the fly population considerably. They are not a 100% cure for flies, but they surely do help around here.
I just received an email from the company indicating that there had been an error in my order and would I please check it and notify them as to how to remedy.
My goodness!! According to the order on the email. I bought about 10 or more "subscriptions" to fly predators for 2012! Somehow, my order had multiplied worse than stable flies.
Hopefully, their email shows the company clearly understands this was wrong and it will be easily fixed.
But things like this make me nervous. It's one of those moments when using the Internet as opposed to a face-to-face transaction gets a bit risky.
I do a lot of business and shopping on the Internet myself. As a matter of fact, I find shopping on line a great way to get bargains and save the time of driving all over to find just the right purchase.
And yet, this little incident pulls me up short now and then. It's a good reminder to shop carefully and from reputable sellers all along the way.
Hopefully the Boys and I will not be buried under fly predators this summer. At the size of my erroneous order, we'd have every acre of land covered with them.
Then again, I guess I really would have no flies around here.