Fly Control for Bison

Tim Frasier, Frasier Bison

We have experimented with many traditional chemical and ‘organic’ methods of managing fly populations. I can say that the use of balEnce and the technology of utilizing existing bison behavior have far surpassed any positive result we’ve experienced. We experience less fly management requirements with each passing year, which supports the hope that our farm, as a natural system, has become much less ‘fly-friendly’ with each year.”

Tim Frasier, of Frasier Bison, is working with one of his former, young bison — Tater.

Tater has taught Tim that if Tim will give him a cookie, he’ll lie down beside him. As Tim says…”We in the bison community do lots of things with them (bison) that make it appear as if they are trained. What is actually happening, is the humans have been trained to operate according to the bisons’ behaviors – to our benefit. It’s what I like to call, ‘Learning to Walk with Wild Things’.

Fly control for Bison is a challenge for any fly management program but there is a solution. BalEnce Fly Spray, when sprayed in the wallows or dusting areas works incredibly well. Depending upon the location and time of year, house flies, stable flies, horn flies and face flies can all be problematic for bison.

Bison attract a variety of flies and treating them with toxic chemicals is not a good idea. The effect on the animals is not good and the chemicals don’t last. Tim Frazier of Frazier Bison has been using balEnce Fly Spray for years and is a true believer. His tried and true technique is to spray the wallows with double strength balEnce — “What you will see is a reduction in the population in the first 36 hours, followed by a cycle of reduction [ongoing] and each year will be less management intensive because of lower and lower populations. You will actually be turning your bison into fly traps, and causing the flies to kill other flies by contact. This has been my experience. I have also sprayed the bison occasionally if I get a ‘bank-up’ of fly populations.”

The active ingredient in balEnce products is a naturally occurring fungus (Beauveria bassiana).  This fungus specifically targets and kills the bison flies but does not affect humans, the bison, pets, or the beneficial insects that are so important for our environment.

In order to provide our bison customers with a complete solution to their bison fly control problems, Terregena includes parasitic wasps, also called fly predators, as an important part of its fly control product line.

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Depending on your location, House Flies, Stable Flies, Horn Flies & Face Flies can be problematic.

Stable Fly

Housefly

Horn Fly

Face Fly

Which Terregena Products will Help Control the Flies Around Your Animals?

balEnce Organic Fly Spray

The active ingredient in balEnce products is a naturally occurring fungus (Beauveria bassiana).  This fungus specifically targets and kills the flies but does not harm humans, livestock, pets, or the beneficial insects that are so important for our environment.

Parasitic Wasps

In order to provide our customers with a complete solution to their fly control problems, Terregena includes parasitic wasps, also called fly predators, as an important part of its fly control product line