We don't know anybody who has much use for flies, other than the creatures that eat them. There are many products at Gregg Farm Services designed to control flies on livestock: insecticide ear tags, pour-ons, insect growth regulators (IGRs) mineral supplements, oil slicks and insecticide sprays.
Livestock producers know that horn fly pressures of more than 200 flies per animal can result in up to a quart of blood loss, reduced grazing activity and an increased risk of anaplasmosis. All these symptoms result in lower weight gains and lost revenue. Come talk to Terry or Billy if you're puzzling about the best approach to livestock fly control.
We've had lots of customers complaining about the hoards of flies around their homes this season. We have plenty of products that can help control them. And, here are some suggestions for things you can do to help control flies around your home and barn.