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Stable Flies

Name: Stable Flies

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Diptera

Family: Muscidae

Genus: Stomoxys

Species: S. calcitrans


Stable flies are common around confined animal rearing facilities, but can also be pasts in open pastures. After feeding, they rest in the shade of posts or trees, and on the sides of buildings.


Both sexes feed on the blood of livestock and man, and inflict painful bites. Adults actively feed during sunny days and generally feed on the lower parts of animals.

Method of Travel:



  • Management practices primarily involve waste sanitation.

Steps to control:

  • Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down X-Max Flying & Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.