The Circle of Life: A Barn Fly’s Life Cycle

Are you prepared to keep flies in check this summer? Learn the life cycle of a barn fly, and prep for the fight against flies.

This infographic is part of our Fight the Flies Campaign, brought to you by UltraShield.

As the temperature rises and warm weather approaches, many horse owners will find themselves in a constant battle with barn flies. These pesky insects not only cause irritation and discomfort to both horses and humans but also carry diseases that can harm the health of our equine companions.

To effectively control and prevent infestations, it’s important to understand the life cycle of a barn fly. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the four stages of a barn fly’s life, from egg to adult. Through the month of April we’ll be sharing tips and tricks to manage flies in your barn, and keep your horse comfortable.


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