Manure Inhabiting Insects in Livestock Facilities
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Effective management of filth fly populations is a primary concern of all livestock operations. Extensive research, time and money are exerted yearly to examine current, new, and alternative management practices and products, which has become even more important given the propensity of these pests to develop insecticide resistance. Critical information is still needed to effectively manage filth flies, especially those with established economic thresholds. This is especially important given the rapidity with which some fly species develop resistance to insecticides used against them. There are several pesticides that have recently entered the livestock marketplace and the preservation of these active ingredients is crucial. Protecting the environment and beneficial arthropods from unnecessary insecticide exposure, must be taken into consideration Now, more than ever, a cost effective, easy-to-use, IPM approach is needed to minimize filth fly numbers on livestock facilities.