University of California, Riverside

Insect Pests of Animals

Pests of Dairy Cattle

Pests of Dairy Cattle

Bitting Midge

Biting midges (Culicoides spp.)

Pest note in Preparation

Cattle Lice

Cattle lice

Pest note in Preparation

Face Fly

Face fly (Musca autumnalis De Geer)

Pest note in Preparation

House Fly

House fly (Musca domestica L.)

The house fly (Musca domestica) is a cosmopolitan pest of humans and domestic animals. House flies are generally found in greatest numbers during the hotter summer months. While commonly associated with animal facilities, house flies can also be common in urban areas where garbage, particularly food waste, is not well managed. Read more...


Mosquitoes (Culicidae)

The blood feeding habits of mosquitoes has a significant impact on the health and quality of life for humans, pets and livestock. In some developing countries, individuals can receive 50 to 100 bites per night! When poorly managed, significant numbers of biting mosquitoes will negatively affect economies that depend on outdoor... Read More

Stable Fly

Stable Fly (Stomoxys calcitrans L.)

The stable fly is one of the most serious pests of confined livestock. In many areas it is becoming a more serious pest of pastured cattle as well, associated with hay waste residues from the large, round hay bales fed in pastures. Adult stable flies of both sexes require frequent blood meals (often daily) and feed preferentially on the lower body... Read more

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Alec C. Gerry, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor and Extension Specialist

Veterinary Entomology Laboratory 367
University of California at Riverside

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