Dairy farm fly control presents a challenge for any fly management program because of the different environments found around the dairy farm and the availability of fly breeding areas. House flies, stable flies, horn flies and face flies are all possible problems depending upon the dairy location, time of year and type of housing used.
Cows that are allowed access to pasture will encounter all of the fly species while those kept in free stall housing may only have house flies as pests. Calf areas, as well as maternity and sick pens, all present challenges for dairy farm fly control. balEnce Organic Fly Spray has demonstrated excellent control of the adult flies and fly larvae that are problems in the diverse dairy environments.
The active ingredient in balEnce products is a naturally occurring fungus (Beauveria bassiana). This fungus is a host-specific pathogen that targets and kills flies but does not negatively affect humans, animals, pets, beneficial insects or the environment. balEnce Spray is approved for use by the dairy industry by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program for organic production.
In order to provide our dairy customers with a complete solution to their dairy farm fly control problems, Terregena includes parasitic wasps as an important part of its product offering.
Controlling the facefly population helps reduce infections.