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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will host international renowned stable fly expert David Taylor next month to share his knowledge on the management of the pest.
Regional landholders in the grainbelt are advised to inspect properties for locust activity and be prepared to implement control activities during spring.
Cattle lice cause irritation and rubbing that results in hair loss and poor coat quality. Cattle won’t always require treatment for a skin problem resulting from a lice infestation.
Stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) is an international insect that has become an aggravating pest in Western Australia, particularly on the coastal plain, north and south of Perth.
The stickfast flea, first recorded in Western Australia (WA) at Geraldton in 1913, is now a common disease in backyard poultry flocks, especially during summer.