• When flies are taking over your facilities, pens AND cattle, where do you turn?

    Learn about a solution that can be applied while animals are present in wide area applications.

  • Which flies bug your cattle?

    Find problem areas and the latest information on how to take care of them.

  • Let's face it, pigs get hot and stressed easily.

    It’s more important than ever to reduce flies in the summer heat to keep your livestock healthy.

  • What kind of "fly swatter" are you using?

    Check out how salivary gland hypertrophy virus or SGHV may swat out your fly problems.

  • Don't let summer heat up your fly problems!

    Learn how to develop an integrated program for controlling flies.

Welcome to Fly Control Center

  • Flies and insects can wreak havoc on the productivity of your operation, transmitting disease, disrupting feeding, damaging your facility and causing an annoyance for you and your animals.
  • Learning more about flies and other insects and how to control them can help you defend your operation from the damage they can cause.
  • Fly Control Center has several resources on fly and pest control available from some of the top experts in the field.
  • Explore Fly Control Center to learn how to defend your operation from flies and pests.

Identify Insects

One of the biggest misconceptions about pest control is that all flies and pests are alike. To provide the most effective control, you need to know what type of insect you are dealing with, their feeding habits, breeding areas, and preferred resting areas.

Defend

Flies and pests affect your livestock’s health and well-being in turn affecting the quality of your overall production. If you want pest solutions, we’ve got them! Learn more about defending your operation from flies and pests.

News

Stay up to date with the latest pest outbreaks, popular fly control topics, new defense products and research available. Visit the NEWS section to learn more about how to manage fly problems in your operation.

Identify

One of the biggest misconceptions about pest control is that all flies and pests are alike. To provide the most effective control, you need to know what type of insect you are dealing with, their feeding habits, breeding areas, and preferred resting areas.

Defend

There are 4 needs to defend against flies and insects: on-animals, in animal housing, in surrounding environment, and in the feed-through.

Beef Cattle – The most common pest issues for beef cattle come from flies, ticks and lice. Each of these pests spreads disease and can cause a reduction in weight gain.

Dairy Cattle – Flies, ticks and lice are all problems for dairy cattle. These pests can cause a reduction in weight gain and milk production and can spread disease.

Poultry – Pest problems can wreak havoc on poultry operations. Darkling beetles, flies, spiders, northern fowl mites and bed bugs can all infest poultry houses, which can lead to the spread of disease, damage to facilities, and unsightly damage to birds such as bleeding, feather blackening or loss or lesions.

Swine – Pest issues for swine can include flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches. These pests are not only an annoyance to the animal and your workers, they can also spread disease or cause welts that affect carcass price.

Equine – Flies, ticks, lice, gnats and mosquitos can all be problems for your horses. These pests contribute to the spread of disease, painful irritations and sores and even anemia.

Latest News

Work with neighbors to combat flies

[caption id="attachment_872" align="alignleft" width="400"] USDA entomologist David Taylor and technician Corinne Kolm look for stable fly larvae in residue

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Keep anaplasmosis out of your cattle

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