Fly control is important not only to cows, but also to the people who work and live around them. Nuisance and biting flies are a vector of disease and an irritant. ClariFly® Larvicide targets all of the fly species present on a dairy operation – including house flies, stable flies, face flies and horn flies – making it an ideal fly control solution.
Costing the North American cattle industry over $1 billion annually, horn flies are a major concern for pastured beef cattle. Despite the fact that these pests cause weight loss and are vectors for beef heifer mastitis, many ranchers do not take action when it comes to controlling them.
Concerns with indiscriminate insecticide use in the environment have led today’s cattle producers to take a broader approach to fly control. Such an improved approach emphasizes these steps:
Each horn fly drains blood and profits from your herd 20 to 30 times per-day. Other flies, such as face flies, stable flies, and house flies are known carriers of costly diseases such as pinkeye and mastitis.