Bug Scout 1980
Kill Those Flies
(Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University)
That's the original mechanical fly control device.
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August 2, 1980

There's nothing like the good ol' summertime, especially for flies.  Hornflies and faceflies are major pests of cattle.  Cattle annoyed by these insects have reduced weight gains and lower milk production.

Control can be achieved by spraying animals with effective insecticides three or four times per year.  Self-application devices can also be used to control flies on cattle in pastures.  Dust bags or backrubbers are effective and inexpensive devices for insecticide applications for your cattle.

Everybody needs their back scratched once in a while.  This year let the cattle scratch their own backs and control flies at the same time.

by Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University

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