Integrated Pest Management of Flies In and Around Dairy and Livestock Barns
IPM is a strategy where combining appropriate pest control tactics will reduce pests and their damage to acceptable levels. Flies transmit diseases and parasites, can increase bacterial counts in milk, and irritate animals to a point of putting them off their feed thereby reducing production. In the past, management of flies in barns often relied solely on insecticide use.
This single tactic approach can aggravate fly populations and create resistance to insecticides, and inadvertently destroy the natural enemies of flies. Today, successful farmers are combining careful use of pesticides with other integrated pest management (IPM) practices.
This class will show you how to create a successful IPM plan; identify the two most common principle fly pests of stables and the dairy barns; learn their life cycles to develop strategies for control; evaluate benefits & risks of a variety of control tactics; how to set up a simple monitoring sytem to determine fly populations, and more.