Bug Free Cows!Cows are among the largest domesticated animals and they are kept for various reasons, the biggest reason among them being for dairy and meat purposes. Just like with most other animals, there are several breeds of cattle with some been raised especiaslly to make meat OR milk while others are raised to serve both purposes. The hide from slaughtered cows is also known to be of use for several uses including making leather. As such, making sure your cows are in good health and protected from any illness is the only way to ensure that the food and other materials we use them for is safe for us.
We, at Parsons Pest Management, want you and your cow to be happy and bug-free, so we created this page to give you information and ways to keep your pet safe and bug free. At the end of the information we'll provide you with pictures and links to some of the best, safe, organic pest control products available to fight the infestation that is making your cow miserable.
Whether a little veal or a full grown cow. Your pet needs your help
Lice are known to firmly attach themselves to the cow’s body and they will continue by sucking the cow’s blood. However, during the early stages of development, lice do not have the capability to suck blood and they survive by biting into the skin of the animal.
Fleas also react in the same way often affecting the health of the cows more than lice do! This is because when they bite on the skin, sometimes fleas peel off the cows fur living bald patches on the cows hide plus they can also cause anemia, dermatitis and tapeworms. If proper measures are not put into place to stop these invaders, the first thing that will be affected in a great way is milk production and when the cows are slaughtered, the quality of the meat will be very much less.
Horn flies are another external parasite that affects the health of cows and can reduce milk production up to twenty percent. They are biting insects that distract the cows from feeding and in most cases, they end up losing weight sometimes even up to five or ten pounds! When they are infested with horn flies, the cows become restless and their grooming patterns change drastically.
Other insects that are known to affect cows include, ticks, which suck blood from the host causing inflammation, infections or Lyme disease, and flies that are seasonal parasites that affect the cow's weight, milk and meat production.
Parsons Pest Management has the answer! We carry every pest control product you can think of, as well as a full line of safe, organic products that have been proven effective even when other pest control materials have failed. See below for only a few of the natural pest control products we carry to help you and your cow become bug-free! You should include a shampoo or dip (our products work great) for your cow immediately as well as ongoing protection, and try to treat the house and yard to get them all and keep them away.