Nature's Own Fly Control and Red Mite Control

Nuisance flies are commonly found on poultry farms. High stocking densities and close living quarters lead to a continuous build-up of waste which is exactly what flies need to breed. As well as flies, Red Mite is a common pest that persists in Poultry houses


Preventing the build-up of fly infestations is a far more effective approach to pest control than allowing the situation to get out of hand and attempting to ‘knock back’ fly levels with a corrective treatment.

A fly infestation can seriously impact upon a multitude of factors within both broiler and layer production yards. Firstly, flies cause stress to poultry which can affect welfare of the animals leading to a decrease in the quality and quantity of eggs produced in layer farms and growth rate reductions within broiler sites. Flies are vectors of various pathogens which can either lead to expensive veterinary treatments or the requirement to cull livestock. Furthermore, it can be an extremely unpleasant environment for farm workers to endure.

Red Mite Control

Dermanyssus gallinae is a fearsome parasite. These pests are able to persist in poultry houses for several months without feeding while waiting for the return of the hens. They consume the blood of birds causing anemia, egg drop, stress and sometimes mortality. The development of red mites is very rapid and can quickly become problematic for the breeder. All the solutions are in nature and we have discovered the natural predators of red mite which are ANDROLIS and TAURRUS.

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.

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