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Who is Goodbugs?

Goodbugs.ca provides natural, biological solutions to fly problems with the key objective of reducing the use of chemical pesticides. In the past, poisonous chemicals have increased farm yields but at an environmental cost that only now is being understood.

Natural & Biological

It is our mission to promote a cost effective “green solution” for fly control around Canadian farms and stables. Biological control does require an understanding of fly biology and that there is a natural balance between good bugs (predators and parasites) and bad pest bugs. Biological control is not eradication but instead it is a reduction process in the pest populations to a level that provides the same or better benefits attained by using chemical pesticides. Furthermore, chemical pesticides are becoming increasingly ineffective as the fly populations are becoming immune to them. Whether you are a cattle rancher, poultry farmer, stable owner or hog producer, there are safe and cost effective solutions to address your fly problems. Our goal is to promote a healthy environment for livestock that translates into increased productivity.

The environmental movement towards reduced pesticide use is gaining momentum as more and more farms and stables are using Fly Parasites as part of their fly control program.

Fly Parasite Guidelines

Here are a few simple guidelines to help you successfully and easily use Fly Parasites and reduce the use of pesticides:

  1. Monitor the fly populations in your barns and paddocks. This is not as hard as it sounds. A few sticky tapes, or fly traps will give you an indication if the fly population is increasing or decreasing.
  2. Identify the pests. While the Fly Parasites we provide will control most flies around your farm, knowing the type of flies you have will help in deciding the most cost effective method of distributing the Fly Parasites and attaining the best results.
  3. Apply Fly Parasites in sufficient concentrations to control the pest problem. The application rate depends on the severity of the fly problem. It is much easier to control a fly problem if it is identified when the population is low and a sufficient number of Fly Parasites are applied, therefore start early in the season. It is harder and requires higher concentrations of Fly Parasites to control a well-established pest problem.

Maintain a suitable manure program. This will be one of the most important elements in reducing the fly populations.

We strongly recommend using a method that targets adult flies as part of your fly control program.

Please contact us for a NO OBLIGATION discussion on a customized fly control program (1-888-668-7264). We are not after a fast sell, but rather we hope to have a long-term satisfied customer.

Our business has grown across Canada virtually by word of mouth and we welcome all inquiries. Our commitment to you is to create the BEST, MOST ECONOMICAL AND LONG-TERM BIOLOGICAL FLY CONTROL PROGRAM.

Fly Parasite Industries

The majority of flies in and around Canadian farms can be controlled using a Fly Parasites program. Below is a list of the most common industries that utilize Fly Parasite programs.

Message from the President

Hello, my name is Alan Miscavish, president of Goodbugs Ltd. Goodbugs was formed by my in-laws, Greg and Heidi Bromley over 20 years ago. After many great memories, they decided it was time to retire and I took over Goodbugs in the spring of 2019.

Being raised on a family farm for nearly 25 years has taught me a lot about farming and their way of life. Those years on the farm I would not trade for anything. Feel free to browse through my website and please contact me for more information.

Thank you, Alan.

Recent Client Testimonials

We have been using fly predators every Summer for the past 7 or 8 years. I feel very fortunate to have found a reliable, cost effective local source of bugs. I can wholeheartedly recommend not only the bugs themselves as a very effective, environmentally friendly part of a fly prevention strategy, but also Good Bugs as a very reliable and friendly source of predators.

Amanda J Booth - DVM, MVetSc, Dip. ACVIM

Our neighbour was using fly parasites last year and raved about how they worked. We did notice fewer flies last year but thought it was just a natural occurrence. We decided to try the parasites this year and WOW. The flies at both of our barns are so low you hardly notice them - not like in previous years. We have been converted!

Alison Y. - Farmer