• Inspect your operation and find the areas with the heaviest fly populations.
  • Learn the most economical means for minimizing fly damage through various control measures.
  • Set a threshold where fly populations and environmental conditions dictate that action must be taken.
  • Train your operation’s employees on the plan.
  • Sanitation Control
    • Keep poultry houses as clean and dry as possible.
    • Coups and cages should be kept in repair, clean, and as dry as possible.
  • Non-Insecticidal Controls
    • The Starbar® line of sticky traps and jug traps can be used for controlling adult flies.
    • Traps are good for areas where chemical control is out of the question.
    • Hang fly ribbons and fly sticks, which are designed to help monitor and lure flies, and control them with adhesive.
    • Large fly traps are specially designed with lids to draw flies in while preventing their escape.
  • Chemical Controls
    • Scatter baits such as QuikStrike® and Golden Malrin® from Starbar® products, are a form of chemical control that can be used around dumpsters, equipment barns and other non-sensitive areas, and on walkways or in containers in layer operations (consult label).
  • Constant evaluation is essential to long-term fly control.
  • Keep track of fly populations with speck cards, fixed-position Starbar® jug and sticky traps, or by moving through the poultry operation with an unrolled sticky fly ribbon.
  • Document your progress with a concise record of locations, conditions, and action taken.
  • Rotate traditional chemical control products such as QuikStrike® and Golden Malrin® scatter baits to fight fly resistance.
The goal of exclusion and sanitation is preventing flies from entering a structure and eliminating the reason for them to stay.
Exclusion involves making structural repairs such as patching wall openings, weatherproofing doors and windows, trimming trees and shrubs close to the building, as well as installing or repairing screens on windows and attic vents.
Sanitation involves eliminating harborages—places where insects are likely to seek shelter—by removing debris from the building and grounds, and cleaning up food, spills and standing water daily.
Constant evaluation is essential to long-term fly control. Monitoring allows a premise manager to detect any resistance in a fly problem and address it early with product rotation.
Documentation is an integral part of monitoring and rotation. When a fly problem persists, previous treatment methods can be rotated more easily if thorough documentation was done for the site. Using Golden Malrin® Bait in rotation with QuikStrike® Bait is an effective way to battle resistance and solidify your IPM program.