Denning and Watson receive patent on fly vacuum


Steve Denning and Wes Watson receive patent for the CowVac-Livestock Insect-Removal Systems and Related Methods, US patent number 8,505,493. The patent was published Aug. 13, 2013 on the US Patent office website. Designed for use in Dairy systems, the trap removes horn flies, face flies, and stable flies from cattle as they pass through. The trap has been in use at the Center for Environmental Systems, NCDA&CS dairy farm since 2007 where it captures approximately 2 million horn flies annually from the cattle using the trap.