Barn Pest Control
External parasites are one of the most challenging issues for livestock and poultry producers. Reducing nuisance pests in your barn can help improve productivity, biosecurity, animal health and even neighbour relations.
Livestock facilities can provide ideal conditions for the development of flies, mites and other pests. Moisture levels, manure handling and temperature control inside barns are factors that play an important role in developing pest populations.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a system that combines several control methods for managing pest populations in a sustainable way. An IPM program should include:
- Identification of the pests
- Regular monitoring of pest populations using cards and traps
- Determining pest thresholds
- Treating early in the season, before pest numbers reach a critical level
- Ensuring proper ventilation, sanitation and manure management
- Choosing control options and evaluating their effectiveness
- Following product label instructions (e.g. using label application rates)
- Rotating insecticide chemical classes
The Bayer IPM Solutions portfolio offers pesticides from different chemical classes (neonicotinoids, organophosphates and pyrethroids) that are effective against a variety of pests, including flies, darkling beetles, lice, red mites, and even crawling pests such as ants, ticks, spiders, bed bugs and cockroaches.