Fly Spraying

Mist Sprayers are one of the most effective, easiest, safest, and economical methods of spraying for fly and insect pest control. A1 Mist Sprayers is your partner in fly control, fly management, and pest management practices. A1 Mist Sprayers is the only company specializing in Livestock Spraying with Mist Sprayers. A1 Mist Sprayers makes the preferred insecticide sprayer for control of horn flies,, face flies, stable flies, and houseflies, as well as gnats, ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects found on or around livestock. The Mist Sprayer is useful in confinements, feedlots, lagoons, levees, around buildings, pastures, and rangeland. A Mist Sprayer can be used to spray cattle, dairy, horses, bison, poultry, swine, deer, and other animals and their surroundings. 

Dr. Jack Campbell (Entomologist, Livestock Insect Specialist) and Steve Nelson (Owner of A1 Mist Sprayers) say that controlling flies and other biting pests is a must for cow/calf operators, yearlings, beef feedlots, deer, and other exotic animals. University research and studies have proven this time and again.

University of Nebraska research supports the use of mist blower sprayer technology for the control of flies on pastured cattle and flies that impact dairies and feedlots. Their studies have shown that calf weaning weights can be negatively impacted from 4-15% and studies have demonstrated calf weaning weights were 10-20 lbs. higher when horn flies were controlled on mother cows. They say the economic injury level for Horn Flies is 200 flies per animal. 

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3,000 Horn Flies can Withdraw 30mL of Blood per Animal, per Day!

You gain maximum benefit from the pest control product that you spray on your cattle and premises with the A1 Mist Sprayer. No more pinkeye! Better overall health! More milk production! Another benefit is that your animals will go into fall/winter months mange and lice free. You get better gain to feed ratios and it makes your livestock easier to manage.


A fly problem may add up to serious animal health difficulties for Dairymen, Cow/Calf Operaions, Feedlot Operators, and More. This leads to a noticeable reduction in profits. In fact, an estimated 1 Billion Dollars is lost each year because of Horn Fly infestations in the United States alone. Flies also carry diseases and may cause pinkeye, mastitis, anthrax, tuberculosis, and many other health problems. Cattlemen may lose $10-$14 per head each year due to Horn Flies, and as much as $25-$33 from Face Fly infestations. 


Mosquitoes (West Nile) Piercing-Sucking Mouth (Probocis) Blood All vegetation, wet areas, along creeks, streams, etc.
Ticks Piercing-Sucking Blood All vegetation, primarily grass
Lice Sucking-Chewing Blood, Body Fluids On livestock
Deer & Horse Flies (Tabanids) Cutting-Sponging Blood All vegetation, trees, wet areas, along creeks, streams, etc.
Stable Fly Piercing-Sucking Blood Shady sides of buildings, fences and vegetation
Horn Fly Piercing-Sucking Blood Primarily cattle
Face Fly Sponging Fluid from eyes, mouth, nose, blood (when available) Primarily on cattle and vegetation near livestock
House Fly Sponging All animal fluids and any and all food particles In sunny areas until it gets too hot. Under eaves at night, in and around structures, feed bunks, vegetation and trees
Horn Flies Horn flies stay on cattle and feed intermittently by piercing and sucking blood. Horn fly numbers on brood cows can exceed 1,000+, and 5,000+ on herd bulls. Studies indicate yearling cattle weight can be reduced by 18%, which reduces weight gains by 10-50 lbs. Horn flies can also reduce milk production by 20%.    Face Flies.: Face flies are a nuisance and contribute to health problems. This fly transfers the "pink-eye" organism. Studies have shown that $150 million per year is lost to pink-eye treatments, reduced weight gains, and reduced milk production due to face fly feeding and irritation.      Stable Flies: These flies are a serious problem in feedlots, dairies, and pasture cattle. They can reduce weight gains in beef feedlot animals by 13-20% and yearling weight gain by .47lbs. per day.      House Flies.: House flies can be a nuisance and are often named in complaints in lawsuits. Since the life cycle of these flies during warm weather is 10-21 days, it is important to provide continuous control with proper rotation of product and timely treatment. You should begin your spraying program prior to the first appearance of flies in the spring season.


Dairy Fly Control

House flies, stable flies, and blow flies are dairy cattle pests that are kept in dry lots, free stall barns, and calf hutches. These flies breed in bedding, manure, spilled feed, dirt, and organic matter. Horn flies can reduce milk production in dairy cows 10-25%. Face flies transmit disease and are the carrier of pink-eye. Mist Sprayers can be used to spray directly on the animal to penetrate the hide and kill flies. 

Mist Sprayers are the most efficient way to apply pesticides to areas where flies are concentrated because the uniform droplets can be directed to the target area with a controlled air vortex to kill flies on contact. Use an A1 Mist Sprayer to cover dry lots, free stall barns, calf hutches, trees, and vegetaion around pens and buildings...all of which are places for flies to harbor. 

The key to insect control in dairy premises is to alternate knockdown and residual spray applications throughout the fly season to reduce adult fly populations with a knockdown spray in one week and then apply residual sprays in the following week to limit emerging females that begin to deposit eggs. Mist Sprayers are the best way to apply residual sprays to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces in barns, loafing sheds, and places outside of the milking barn. The interior and shaded outer walls of calf hutches can also be treated with residual sprays. Ultraviolet light breaks down residual sprays, so they should only be applied to shaded ares. Rain will wash residual sprays off treated surfaces. Subsequent applications are necessary to maintain fly control. Residual sprays cannot be used inside milking parlors...pyrethrin sprays are the preferred treatment in these areas.


  You MUST spray and change products and chemical classifications regularly during the fly season for the most effective fly and pest control program.    TIP - When spraying livestock, always spray down wind. The 140' range will allow you to spray from a distance. That means that you can spray large areas and numbers of livestock quickly and efficiently.  

As your animals become accustomed to the relief from the Mist Sprayer and insect control, they will come toward the sprayer 99% of the time.


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