Management of Flies in Livestock Housing

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Short Response Paper
Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical demonstration
The expected duration for the course is one day, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.
Recognised by:
Lantra Awards

Our course will help you understand the importance of controlling flies, how to monitor them, and the best methods in which to get rid of them.

Overview in brief

Flies are a pest associated with the spread of disease and it's important that they're controlled appropriately.

Correct management of this pest and the correct procedures to get rid of them can help to manage the problem of flies in livestock housing.

Like other treatments, this involves the use of poisonous substances and it is essential that pest control is carried out by people with the appropriate training.

That's where our course comes in.

It's designed for both novice and more experienced operators.

The finer details

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

You'll receive a nationally-recognised certificate of competence once it is completed.

We'll provide a full working knowledge of both preventative and curative control methods.

You'll learn how to implement and monitor an appropriate control programme.

Assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods with due regard to the environment will be central to what you learn.

Course sessions:

  • The significance of flies in livestock housing
  • The biology and behaviour of houseflies
  • The biology and behaviour of other fly species
  • The control of flies in livestock housing
  • Fly monitoring.
Who should attend?

Our course is for anyone who wishes to control rodents in a commercial environment or undertake pest control predominantly in land-based or related industries.

What will be covered?

When you've finished our course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the importance of flies in livestock housing and why they need to be controlled
  • Identify the main fly species found in livestock houses and how their biology and behaviour may affect control strategies
  • Understand the term Integrated Pest Management and how using physical, biological and chemical methods can aid control programmes
  • Understand the importance and benefits of fly monitoring and how to set up a monitoring system and keep records
  • Carry out a practical assessment of a fly problem and to make recommendations to effectively manage that problem.


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