Livestock Fly Control

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Summer is in full swing and so are those pesky flies that aggravate our beloved equine partners and other livestock. To control the fly population in your stable or barnyard area keep stalls and other areas manure free if at all possible. Also, keep areas around water buckets dry. Keeping feed and hay areas clean as well will help reduce the fly population. Flies also love to migrate around manure and damp areas. Keeping these areas clean will help as well. Rotating pastures is another way to eliminate and help reduce fly populations. 

There are also fly sprays and other products on the market such as equine fly face mask, fly sheets, and leg coverings that help protect from flies. Read labels and do research to see which products have the best rating. Be mindful that some products that work in one area may not work in others. Flies can be stubborn. It always seems when you kill one, ten more appear.

The following helpful links provided by North Carolina State University have some great information on fly control.

Horse Flies and Deer Flies

Fly Control in Livestock

Extension Your Service Fly Management for Your Livestock

For more information contact Tom Harrell at 252-232-2262 or email tpharrel@ncsu.edu.