External Parasite Control

Neely Heidorn  |  12/14/2017 2:54:32 PM

Insects are not only a nuisance — they are also potential disease carriers. It is important to create a management plan that mitigates the health concerns associated with external parasites that also fits your livestock’s needs. To reduce external parasites and the variety of health concerns they pose, a multifaceted approach should include:

- Moisture control

- Physical Barriers

- Effective sanitation

- Insecticides

- Biological control

- "Feed-through" fly control

A successful pest control program will interrupt the insect life cycle, eliminate breeding grounds and control moisture while also utilizing physical barriers and insecticides. While there is no way to eliminate all pests, using a combination of the mentioned methods will reduce the overall pest population.

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