Greenbottle fly© Roger Tidman/FLPA/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock
Farmers are being urged to strike first against blowfly, as the unseasonably mild weather could pave the way for a sharp increase in the UK fly population. The Met Office believes this past winter may have been the warmest ever recorded, prompting fears that these favourable conditions will result in a more abundant blowfly population. Blowfly strike is a familiar annual problem, with 88% of farmers recently saying it is the most widespread ectoparasite affecting sheep in the UK, with […]