Fungi can be used to control fly infestations

Fungi can be used to control fly infestations

Recent research shows that entomopathogenic fungi can help control adults and can reduce number of eggs laid.

Stable flies and house flies are a concern in livestock and poultry farming because they can transmit harmful pathogens, and animals can harm themselves while trying to avoid bites from the flies.

Researchers at the University of Florida found that a commercial formulation of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum was effective at reducing house fly and stable fly egg-laying and inhibiting house fly development. Formulations of another fungus called Beauveria

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