Cattle farms

Nature's Own Fly Control

Cattle farms are the optimal breeding ground for nuisance flies; the abundant moist and protein rich manure provides the ideal circumstances for fly populations to take over a farm.

Milk Production Loss Related to Stable Flies (Stomoxys calcitrans)

During the mid-twentieth century, researchers discovered that a cow with approximately 20 flies on its legs is correlated to a 15% decrease in milk yield

(Bruce and Decker, 1958).

Furthermore, a fly infestation can indirectly have a negative economic impact on the farm due to the enormous amount of stress caused for cows as well as the contribution to the spread of summer mastitis.

Cattle farms vary greatly, with a number of different production systems used. Whether you keep your herd on deep straw bedding, cubicles with a sand and scraper system, or on slatted floors.

BESTICO Integrated Fly Management system

The key to successful fly control is always prevention at its source. Our integrated fly control system is a unique approach. We utilise a range of different insects and baited fly traps to target each life stage of the fly.

Biomite (Fly egg predators)

Predatory mites targeting fly eggs in any fly breeding during the summer months.

Biofly (Fly larvae predators)

Fly larvae control for tanks, channels, collection pits and lagoons.

Biowasp (Fly pupae parasites)

Fly pupae control for buildings with deep litter, calf pens and hutches, muck heaps etc.

Bucket Trap (Bucket fly trap)

An innovative bucket trap intended to target the adult life stage of flies around the farm yard. When combined with BESTICO’s fly bait, it is extremely effective at capturing high volumes of adult flies.

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A successful approach to biological fly control is based on strategically planned releases.

Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.