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Camille Landry posted this on Aug 1, 2016

Stable flies and house flies are common, pesky pests that hang out in horse barns, corrals and stables. These flies give painful bites and can make the animals nervous and difficult to manage. Plus, both stable flies and house flies are potential carriers of animal and human pathogens. Once these flies lay eggs, it takes about 21 days for more flies to emerge. Keep in mind that females lay batches of 40 to 80 eggs. That’s a lot of new flies! So, how do you get rid of those barn flies? Turn to the experts at ePestSolutions. ePestSolutions offers a variety of fly pest products from trusted brand names that are used by professional pest control technicians – and at a fraction of the cost. ePestSolutions also offers unlimited support from their staffed professional entomologists. Contact them through email, live chat or their toll-free phone service. A+ products and A+ customer service.

Choose from a wide choice of insecticides that can be sprayed to kill adult flies. Plus, there are residual insecticides that can be applied to ceilings, walls, sheds and rafters of barns where house flies and stable flies rest. And with its Quickbay Fly Bait kit, you can control nuisance flies in poultry houses, horse barns around livestock production facilities. This product kill flies in as little as 60 seconds and lasts up to four weeks. Use it both inside and outside barns. Its pellets contain fly attractants to lure and kill flies.

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Effective Strategies for Getting Rid of Stable and House Flies in Barns

Stable flies and house flies need moisture, warmth and breeding material to develop. An effective fly control program does rely on the timely elimination of moisture and breeding sites. You can use professional insecticides to reduce fly populations, but there are other steps that need to be implemented for effective fly control. Barns, corrals and other animal enclosures need to be cleaned once a week in order to break fly life cycles. Remove manure and just spread it thinly in an area outside of the barn where is can be composted.

Good drainage must be maintained to eliminate hay, wet manure and spilled feed. Be sure to fix wet areas around animal water containers. Accumulated organic matter and dry manure are not optimal breeding sites for stable and house flies.

Utilize mechanical control methods to get rid of these flies. Screening is a way to keep flies out of the barn’s box stalls and feed rooms. And by setting up fans, you can direct a downward and outward air flow that will prevent house and stable flies from entering the barn.

Putting up sticky paper and fly traps will capture flies. And if you see an increase in captured flies from one week to the next, it’s a sign that it’s time to step it up on your sanitation frequency or methods. You can even use a commercial fly parasite release program to supplement fly control. It a natural, biological method of controlling flies.

Mists, fogs and space spray can provide an effective knockdown for house and stable flies. These methods are especially effective in enclosed areas. Systems vary from foggers to time-released aerosols.

To supplement your fly control program, use feed through insecticides. With these apparatuses, specific levels are put in the animal feed and pass out in the feces while making the manure toxic for creating maggots. Just keep in mind that this can help reduce fly production, but you’ll still have to fix issues with wet manure, feed and straw.

When it comes to keeping house and stable flies out of the barn, there’s no one quick fix. You’ve got to have a plan and strategy in place that addresses both the cause and the cure.




In order to implement a successful fly control problem for barn flies, the cause of the flies must be identified and then a practical solution should be put in place. Good drainage, daily removal of animal manure, mechanical controls and professional level insecticides should be used. It’s a multi-faceted approach that delivers the best results. Set the stage with the right ingredients, and both you and your animals can avoid those annoying, nasty bites. It takes planning, but the results are well worth it.

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