Dairy cattle-Tick

Includes Ixodes spp. and Dermacentor spp.

Management-chemical control

Ear tags

  • beta-cyfluthrin/piperonyl butoxide ear tag (CyLence Ultra)-Apply one tag to each ear of all mature animals when ticks appear. Remove tags at end of season or before slaughter.

Pour-ons, sprays

  • diflubenzuron/permethrin pour-on (Clean-Up II; Lice-Ban)-Apply 3 mL per 100 lb body weight to maximum of 30 mL. Retreat as needed, but no more than once every 2 weeks.
  • octanoic acid/nonanoic acid/decanoic acid (Ecovet Fly Repellent)-Apply to hair coat with small sprayer or a cloth.
  • permethrin pour-on (Boss)-Apply 3 ml per 100 lb body weight. Maximum of 30 ml (1 fl oz) per animal. Retreat as needed but no more than once every 2 weeks.
  • permethrin spray (Gardstar 40% EC)-Dilute at 118 ml (4 fl oz) per 50 gal water (0.05% ai). Apply 1 to 2 quarts high pressure spray over body of animal; get thoroughly wet. For low-pressure spray, apply at 118 ml (4 fl oz) to 2.5 gal water; spray to point of runoff.
  • permethrin spray (Durvet 10%; Prozap Insectrin X Concentrate)-Dilute 0.64 oz (normal infestation) or 1.28 oz (severe infestation) per gallon water (0.05%, 0.10%). Spray to thoroughly cover entire animal.
  • permethrin spray (Atroban 11% EC) at 1 quart to 50 gal water. Spray 1 to 2 quarts per animal and get thoroughly wet. Treat once every 2 weeks as needed.
  • permethrin spray (FarmGard)-Dilute 1 pint in 133 gal water. Spray to thoroughly cover entire animal.
  • permethrin spray (Intersect 10%)-Dilute 1 pint in 100 gal water. Spray to thoroughly cover entire animal.
  • pyrethrins spray (PyGanic Livestock & Poultry Insecticide)-Dilute at 9 oz per gal water. Spray animal until wet. Do not exceed 1 treatment per day. This organic product is OMRI listed.
  • pyrethrins spray (Evergreen Pro 60-6)-Dilute at 2 oz per gal water. Spray to wet the animal.
  • pyrethrins spray (Lynx 1.4%, 5%; Tersus 5%)-Dilute in water as directed. Spray to wet the animal. Repeat treatment as needed, but do not apply more than once per day.

rosemary oil/geraniol/peppermint oil spray (Essentria IC3)-Mix 30 to 90 ml (1 to 3 oz) per gal mineral oil. Spray directly on animal in amounts to sufficiently cover.

  • rosemary oil/peppermint oil spray (Essentria All Purpose)-Mix 1 to 3 oz per gal water or mineral oil. Spray directly on animal in amounts to sufficiently cover.
  • thyme oil/2-phenethyl propionate/rosemary oil spray (EcoVia EC)-Dilute 0.5 to 1.5 oz per gal mineral oil USP. Spray to cover thoroughly. Repeat as necessary.

Dusts

  • pyrethrins dust (Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1%)-Directly apply 2 oz to animal with shaker can or other device. Can be applied through dust bag placed in area where cattle congregate or pass through. This organic product is OMRI listed.
  • zetacypermethrin/piperonyl butoxide dust (PYthon)-Directly apply 2 oz per animal. Repeat as needed but not more than once every 3 days.