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Stable fly

Stable fly

Stable fly

Stomoxys calcitrans (Linnaeus)

Color:   Grayish-colored bodies

The identity of the Stable Fly is sometimes confused with the House Fly.

Both males and females use this proboscis to pierce the skin of a host and suck blood. The bite is painful.

The STABLE FLY can be easily distinguished from other common domestic flies by the long, pointed proboscis which extends in front of the head.

l and outdoor human activity may be curtailed when these flies are numerous.

The Stable fly ingests liquids by piercing (bites), while the house fly has a sponging mouth part.

Size:  About 1/4 inch long

Stable flies are commonly found around stables and houses, and also along the seashore and near dog kennels.

The early morning and late afternoon hours are commonly peak feeding times.

Peak activity usually occurs during warm periods following rainfall.

Stable flies like to feed on the lower parts of the hosts such as the legs and belly of horses and cattle.

Cattle, horses, and people are typically bitten on the legs; dogs and swine are generally bitten on the ears.

People, livestock, pets and other mammals blood meal.

Stable flies are known for their bites, they are also called "biting flies". They bite people, livestock, pets and other mammals. The bites may feel like a needle stab. Most bites occur around the ankles and lower parts of the legs. Stable flies are very persistent when searching for a blood meal.

Exclusion and Sanitation:

  • The key to controlling these infestations is to locate and eliminate their breeding sources.
  • Ongoing sanitation is critically important in stables to eliminate the breeding material, reducing and eliminating the population. Stable flies breed in decaying grass or crop clippings, hay residues, and silage. Because they are extremely strong fliers, the source of the infestation may be located up to several hundred miles away.
  • Whenever possible, food and materials on which the flies can lay their eggs must be removed, destroyed, as a breeding medium, or isolated from the egg-laying adult. Killing adult flies will reduce infestation, but elimination of breeding areas is necessary for good management.

MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND TREATMENT FOR Stable fly CONTROL

Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label directions for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment. , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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