We breed bucking bulls at the 4B Ranch and pay big dollars to find the best genetics. The final factor you want to do is damage that pricey DNA by utilizing pesticides for fly control. But let unchecked, flies may cause disease and reduce putting on weight and milk production along with a lot of misery using their biting, buzzing and swarming. We have found we are able to control these unwanted pests organically by having an integrated approach.
Our recipe for relief has multiple interlocking parts. First, good sanitation is essential. Manure is cleared up daily into composting piles. There’s no standing water or pooling urine. Spring through fall we release fly parasites with an every three week schedule. These small insects disrupt the fly existence cycle.
Fly parasites have been in existence in excess of twenty years are available from the 3 trustworthy vendors that you could find on the internet. These advantageous insects only affect flies and therefore are both simple to use and economical. You will get good fly traps and bait from most of the same companies. These vary a great deal so I suggest you read product critiques before choosing a method.
We move our cattle through fly boxes daily during fly season when they are available in for grain feeding. Fly boxes are covered frames which are coated with adhesive bait around the interior. Flies jump from the cows and keep to the within the box where they die. We have the opportunity lounging chickens that can roam our pastures. The wild birds perform a congrats of eating fly larva and parasite eggs. So we get wonderful wealthy yolked eggs like a side benefit.
When the weather conditions are really hot and damp, or we obtain an increase of flies from the neighboring farm, we apply certain organic pesticide application on the creatures but more often than not, this really is unnecessary. We’ve not required to place pesticide ear tags. There you have it. And That I can walk around in my pastures and never get eaten alive. My cattle can unwind and focus on eating their cuds, making babies and watching their chickens unworried by nasty biting unwanted pests.
An effective and efficient method for controlling pests would be integrated pest management. It may be inclusive of various steps. Every step would make sure these critters and pests would be gone for good. They would not come back to disturb your life again.