Control of flies
- Flies can reduce productivity in the dairy industry by 10%.
- Flies transmit diseases which are dangerous for cows.
- Flies transmit diseases which are dangerous for humans.
- Flies multiply incredibly quickly.
Effective control of flies begins with the larvae, however it must also be broadened to cover adult flies too. If you follow the advice given below, then your problems with flies will soon be a thing of the past.
- Eggs and pupae are immune to larvicides, therefore you should target the fly larvae
- Larvicides can even be used in an occupied parlour
- Start the treatment ideally at the beginning of the season (April / May)
- The treatment is most effective between 6 and 10 am, as flies are at their most active at this time
- The annual loss of foodstuffs and animal feedstuffs is estimated to be 40 million tonnes worldwide
- Damage is mainly caused by soiling due to excrement and urine
- Rats are dangerous transmitters of diseases
Recommendation for the effective delivery of bait:
- Set up bait locations for rats at intervals of 10 to 20 m
- Bait locations for mice should be at intervals of approx. 2 m
- Set up bait locations additionally at feed and hay stores, collection spots for old materials, and at piles of wood and stones
- Bait can be also laid at rat and mouse nests
* Handle biocides in a safe manner.
Always read labelling and product information before use.