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Fly Control

Stable flies impair the well-being of farm animals and reduce performance. They also transmit germs, viruses and bacteria.

Like an iceberg, only about 15-20 % of the fly population is visible. The rest are hidden as eggs, maggots and larvae. Controlling the visible flies with adulticides alone therefore only works on a small part of the fly infestation and the success will only be short term.

It is important to solve the problem at its root, i.e. by controlling the fly larvae. By taking preventive measures, flies can be pushed back and controlled before they fly.
Development fly population pyramid graphic
Tips for practice:
  • Fly control should start early in spring to prevent mass reproduction.
  • Every control measure should also target the fly larvae.
  • Special breeding places for flies are calf pens, corners and cavities with manure and feed remains, deep litter and floating layers in slurry pits. By removing the breeding sites you destroy a large number of fly maggots.
  • Optimise your stable climate. Well-ventilated stables are avoided by flies.
  • Use alternative control methods such as sticky traps and electric fly catchers at an early stage.
  • Pay attention to the change of active ingredients in sprays against adult flies.