Managing Insecticide Resistance on Animal Facilities

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2019: $224,003.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2022
Grant Recipient: Pennsylvania State University
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Dr. Erika Machtinger
Pennsylvania State University
Flies are a nuisance on livestock, poultry, and equine facilities, and some can transmit pathogens causing diseases. Chemical control options, like baits, sprays, and on animal repellents are often used to control pest flies. However, overuse of insecticides can cause flies to develop insecticide resistance, reducing the success of fly control. In this video, insecticide resistance will be defined and ways to avoid insecticide resistance are described.
Erika Machtinger, Pennsylvania State University
Target audience:
This product is associated with the project "Biological Control Options for Fly Control in Poultry Facilities"
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