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FLY CONTROL IN POULTRY HOUSES
The housefly, Musca domestica, is present during warm weather on most agricultural production facilities involving livestock or poultry. In poultry operations, from experience in Canada, they are rarely associated with broiler and breeder flocks primarily due to the dryness of litter and manure. The primary problems with houseflies are associated with egg production facilities, particularly high-rise and deep-pit operations.
I should indicate that economic losses due to house flies are rare. In simple terms, we do not see reduced egg production when flies are abundant. The nuisance of flies to the producer, his employees and his neighbors, possible downgrading of eggs due to fly specks, potential disease transmission, potential intermediates for tapeworms …