How to Get Rid of Flies with the 30/30 Approach

Effective control of flies on livestock should start with a feed-through fly control solution, such as ClariFly® Larvicide. To get the most out of these products for the control of house flies, stable flies and face flies, applications should start before spring weather hits.

With warmer weather set to bring about the spring fly season for most of the country, it is important for operators to remember the Central Life Sciences 30/30 approach to feed-through fly control. These fly control guidelines recommend starting ClariFly® Larvicide 30 days before average daily temperatures typically reach 65 degrees, and continuing it through 30 days past the first frost in fall.

The 30/30 approach helps account for the variability in weather patterns to maximize control of overwintering fly pupae. These overwintering flies will be the first to emerge once the weather warms, jumpstarting fly populations in the spring. If the spring warmup starts earlier than you anticipated, you could find yourself behind schedule right from the start of your fly control program. By beginning ClariFly® Larvicide 30 days before spring weather hits, you can significantly limit fly infestations at the start of the season, allowing for more effective control throughout the peak summer season and into fall.

No tool or tactic can completely eliminate flies on livestock, but by incorporating a livestock feed-through into your comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM) program and knowing when to begin fly control efforts, you can maximize control of flies all year long.

To learn more about this approach, download our 30/30 Brochure and watch our helpful video.