Publications

Black fly control

Description

Black flies, which number about 100 species in Canada, occur in varying abundance in all parts of the country. Adult females feed on blood, causing irritation and discomfort to humans, domestic and wild mammals and birds. Apart from the annoyance and discomfort, black flies cause economic losses through reduced beef and milk production, reduced efficiency of agricultural and industrial workers, and spread of diseases. In Canada, black flies transmit blood-borne parasites to turkeys, geese, and ducks. Naive cattle (not previously exposed) have died following a heavy attack by black flies in Alberta.

Updated

January 1, 1993

Tags
animal parasites black flies flies insecticide insects livestock insects pests

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Khan, B.A.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1993-01-01

Date Added

2015-12-18T21:59:40.103375

Date Modified

1993-01-01

Date Issued

1993-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

651-6

NEOS catalogue key

2397254

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca