Stable Flies Can Be a Problem Even If You Don’t Have a Stable

Stable Flies Can Be a Problem Even If You Don’t Have a Stable

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

If you see your cattle stomping their feet during warm summer months, it might mean they’re dealing with stable flies. Stable flies look a lot like house flies, but they are blood-suckers with bayonet-like mouthparts they use to pierce the skin. They prefer feeding on the bellies and legs of their victims, which include horses, cattle, hogs and humans.

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