Rural Flies in the Urban Environment?

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Thomas, Gustave D.; Skoda, Steven R.
urban fly problem; cattle feedlots; poultry operations; dairy operations; economics; legal aspects; house flies; stable flies; pest control; United States; Agricultural Economics; Agriculture; Entomology; Life Sciences
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Because metropolitan areas in the United States have been expanding at a dramatic rate, there has been direct competition between rural and urban interests for land. Also, market pressures often make it most profitable for meat producers to locate as close to urban centers as possible. A resultant growing interface between rural and urban centers, coupled with inadequate understanding of the people between the two centers, provides a potential for problems to develop. This book generally summarizes one area of contention - flies: few people tolerate flies in any setting anymore.