lice control

Cold weather = perfect temperature for cattle lice

As fall temperatures give way to winter, cattle lice numbers will increase. Cattle lice are insects that thrive in cold conditions. Populations are most noticeable during December, January and February, and they decline during March when temperatures warm. Lice are … Read More

Lice in dairy cattle

One of the most common is the cattle-chewing louse, Bovicola bovis. This species is about 1/8-in. long when fully grown, has a yellow-brown appearance and is most commonly found on the animal’s neck, back, hips and tailhead. B. bovis are not … Read More

Technology that aids in lice control

Technology is now available to help ranchers, cattle feeders, dairy operators and horse enthusiasts control both sucking and biting lice in their animals. Most pour-ons only kill adult lice and nymphs, but a pour-on insecticide containing both a pyrethroid insecticide … Read More

Don’t let lousy lice cause lousy problems

Does Larry Hawkins find any humor when it comes to lice and livestock? “I guess it would be easy for me to start scratching my head and say something like, ‘Lice are an itchy topic.’ Is that humorous enough?” he … Read More