IF UNTREATED…2 FLIES CAN BECOME 1 MILLION IN 4 MONTHS
Untreated fly populations can become a huge problem in just weeks. If farmers wait until fly numbers are visually obvious it may be too late to significantly reduce insect populations.
WHY SHOULD FARMERS TAKE FLY CONTROL SERIOUSLY?
- Flies spread disease such as summer mastitis and New Forest Eye.1
- Painful bites from flies can put a cow off grazing and depress milk yields.2/3
- Flies cause stress and damage cattle hides.
- Flies are also a nuisance to farmers and herdsmen.
CATCH THE SEASON EARLY
The best way to help reduce the fly population is to treat the cattle as early in the season as possible.
STICK TO A FLY CONTROL PLAN THIS SEASON
- Work with RAMAs to develop a suitable parasite control plan and download our fly control leaflet to get you started.
- Look for signs of flies throughout late winter and early spring.
NO CATTLE POUR-ON LASTS LONGER FOR FLY CONTROL
Butox Swish is a cattle pour-on treatment providing up to 8-10 weeks protection against nuisance flies, biting flies and lice.
Just two easy applications controls flies from May until the end of August.
Starting cattle treatment early should kill many of the adults before they can lay huge numbers of eggs compounding the problem for the rest of the year and potentially years to come.
Fly Control Planner
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1. Proceedings of the British Mastitis Conference 1998, Axient/Institute for Animal Health, Milk Development Council/Novartis Animal Health, p46-53. Update on Summer Mastitis, Elizabeth Berry.
2. Economic Impact of Stable Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on Dairy and Beef Cattle Production: David B. Taylor et al. Entomol.49(1): 198-209 (2012). 3. Bruce and Decker (1958) The Relationship of Stable Fly Abundance to Milk Production in Dairy Cattle, Journal of Economic Entemology.
Butox® Swish contains deltamethrin in an aqueous suspension and is indicated for the control of biting and nuisance flies of cattle, including Haematobia irritans, Hippobosca equina,Stomoxys calcitrans, Musca autumnalis and Musca domestica; and control of biting and sucking lice of cattle, including Damalinia bovis, Haematopinus eurysternus and Linognathus vituli. POM-VPS.
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