Good Neighbor Practices Through Fly Control
By Danny McDonald, Ph.D |
With the ever-encroaching rural development on agricultural lands, it is important to maintain good neighbor practices. Your farm(s) is, no doubt, already implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) program for fly control. IPM includes all of the best pest management techniques including cultural, sanitation, mechanical and chemical control measures. However, it is important to share with the community your experience with fly management techniques and your commitment to fly population management.
This article can serve as a tool to guide your neighbors in their own fly management program. In order to communicate effectively, however, it is important that we have a good understanding of what our target pests are and the effective methods needed to manage them.