Fly and Rodent Control

Fly season has made its appearance. What can be done to control flies and rodents? Flies and rodents, first of all, are pests; can cause damage to your barn, increasing the need for repairs, and also cause irritation to the swine. Furthermore, both flies and rodents can transmit diseases, by being a mechanical vector. A mechanical vector is a living organism that transmits an infectious agent via physical contact from an infected animal to a susceptible animal. In this article, I will focus on flies. Eleven different kinds of flies are common around swine facilities and they come from different places. Below is a chart to summarize these differences. Continue reading “Fly and Rodent Control”