What’s the Issue?
- Flies that reach adulthood only make-up a small percentage of the entire fly population
- Waiting to control flies until after they become an issue increases costs and lowers effectiveness of treatment
- Most fly control solutions only target adult flies
What’s the Impact?
- Flies cause a reduction in milk production of 10-20%
- Biting flies cause a reduction in weight gains and feed efficiency
- Flies carry diseases including pinkeye
Calf areas and manure pits are the biggest breeding areas for flies on a dairy. Limit the number of flies that reach adulthood and effectively control flies on your dairy using a combination of environmental, biological and chemical techniques.
- Environmental: Be sure to sanitize and clean around the dairy as any accumulation of feed, manure and water will be a fly attractant
- Biological: Enhance the naturally occurring populations of fly predators1 which attack fly larvae
- Chemical: Use feed-through larvicides like elim-A-fly2 or scatter baits like Neporex3 to prevent fly larvae from developing into adult flies.
- Elim-A-fly is added to calves’ milk every day and contains diflubenzuron which interferes with the growth of the exoskeleton of flies, causing the larvae to die before reaching adulthood.
- Fly Predators are a biological control agent that targets fly pupae. Simply release them near fly breeding areas and they do the rest of the work.
- Neporex is a granule bait which uses cryomazine to prevent prevent fly larvae from developing into flies.
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