Flies can be a real plague.
They irritate cows and increase the risk of infections. Some can cause bacterial infections.
As not only your precious animals are in the stable, but also the children often come to have a look, safe materials are of great importance!
Being one step ahead of the problem
The biggest problem with flies does not concern the 15% of visible flies, but instead the 85% invisible flies (egg, maggot, pupa), who feel at home in the manure and humid places (around watering places). When you notice many flies, it means you are actually too late. With maggot control you can prevent a fly problem more easily.
Fly life cycle
From pupa to fly
1. Flies lay their eggs on decaying material in damp places. Each species has its own preference.
2. The maggots or larvae hatch after just a few hours and immediately start feeding, mainly on bacteria.
3. After three larvae stages they migrate to drier places where they turn into pupae.
4. After this, it takes about 10 days before they are actually 'born' as flies.
Did you know?
• An adult fly lays up to 1,000 eggs.
• Per season 15-20 generations are born.
• The life cycle of a fly is about 7 to 14 days.
• Within 3 weeks, 2 flies can develop to two million or more.
At higher temperatures, this process can even increase by up to 3 times faster!
Supplies for proper fly control: