Sheep farmers in the region are being encouraged to prevent a parasite growth in lambs called blowfly strike
Blowflies lay eggs on sheep, which hatch into maggots and can prove fatal for livestock.
In the UK, 80 per cent of sheep farms experience blowfly strike and for farmers the economic cost can be huge.
A number of products that stop infestation from taking place can be sprayed onto sheared wool.
The parasite spreads in warmer conditions, so researchers are encouraging farmers to take action now.
More top news
Warnings in place for parts of the region as rain heads into cold air....just in time for the start of December and the Tuesday rush hour
With internet sales set to peak today Cumbria Trading Standards is warning of the dangers of buying counterfeit Christmas presents.
Cumbria Police issue burglary and theft warning ahead of the festive season.