Fly Exterminators for Fly Control


SKU: WRFP2K

Fly Parasites attack Horse Fly, House Fly, and Filth Fly. These tiny flying insects are completely biteless, stingless and do not bother humans or animals. Fly Parasites go virtually unnoticed, only flying inches off the ground. This package contains Fly Parasites in a parasitized pupae stage and wll be hatching or lose to hatching upon receival

 

 

Step 1 -  Decide what Qty you will need based on the number of animals (See chart below)

RELEASE RATES: The rule of thumb is 1,000 fly exterminators for 1 large animal.

QUANTITY PER PACKAGE
APPROX. COVERAGE
2,000 2 animals
5,000 5 animals
10,000 10 animals

Step 2 -  Look at the map below and decide your zone (Shipments are monthly and based on your zone and the time you start you can determinate how many shipments you will need to be protected through the fly season.


  

Step 3 -  Select your prescription  from the drop down menu at the top of this page and proceed to check out.  

Natural Fly Control - Prescriptions are available during fly season, order once and we will automatically ship an order per month based on your prescription. Fly Exterminator can be shipped via USPS (United Postal Service)

 For large quantitys/prescriptions please feel free to contact us at 1-800-493-1885

 

LIFESPAN: A generation of fly parasites is completed every 3 weeks yielding a steady reproduction of parasites. An adult wasp lives about 10 days. With the geometric increase in populations, a reduction in flies can be expected in 4 to 6 weeks. Almost every fly breeding at your location will eventually be killed. Flies still can be migrating in, so biological control would work best if the whole neighborhood would use biological control. 


 

RELEASE INSTRUCTIONS: A small handful or spoonful of the parasitized fly pupae in woodshavings is sprinkled either on manure or in furrows and then lightly covered to protect from birds. The widest possible dispersal of the parasites is best. Top priority release sites are barns, stables, kennels, in and around coops, stalls, with special attention to hospital and calf pens on dairies and horse stalls, on feedlots and wherever straw bedding is provided for animals. Place also around corral posts, fence lines, paddock areas and other dropping sites, at the edges of manure piles, pits or carts, and wherever manure accumulates. Having other fly-breeding areas near (but never directly in) water sources, and near decomposing matter, garbage cans and septic tanks. Preventative measure to prevent fly build-up is a much easier strategy than getting rid of them. 

A few flies always will survive the cold and drying conditions of winter in the pupa stage. In early spring parasites should be released at the first sign of emerging or immigrating adults to minimize the number of adult flies that are laying eggs. Very early releases can be smaller in number, increasing the quantity at the first sign of active breeding. Once the parasites are established fewer parasites may over-winter outdoors, but yearly augmentation is necessary in order to prevent a build-up of flies. Parasitic wasps arrive in woodshavings developing inside the fly pupa and when fully grown they will cut a hole in the pupal case and exit as adults searching for more fly larvae, seeking to lay their eggs where the flies pupate.


 

The parasites must not be left in direct sunlight or hot areas. They need to be held at 70° to 80°F, increasing to 85°F for more rapid emergence. They should be emerging and ready to release within a day or two. 

 

LONG TERM FLY CONTROL TIPS:
Preventive measures to prevent fly buildup are a much easier strategy than getting rid of them. It is imperative to keep the number of adult flies down.

Bait Trapping:  It is both economical and safe to use bait traps to kill large numbers of adult flies without interfering with biological controls. During the first few weeks of summer it is important to lower the adult fly density before seasonal hot weather arrives. In areas with humid weather and wet manure accumulations, both releases of parasites and bait stations are needed to give excellent fly management.
The number of traps should be increased along with parasite releases until the adult flies are gone.

Managing Manure: It is imperative to practice good sanitation, which will then eliminate the conditions favorable to fly breeding. Remove manure frequently, leaving a little of the top layer of manure in place in order to leave some of the complete complex of beneficials to keep destroying flies. Keep manure dry and eliminate wet areas where possible while maintaining ventilation. Clean up feed spills where possible. Use hydrated lime where animals urinate frequently. Manure, which is unprocessed, can be piled and covered, which will reduce the surface heat built up thereby reducing fly breeding. Dry manure does not breed flies, but moisture content of 50 to 80% is where fly breeding occurs and is also where the fly parasites work best. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED FLY EXTERMINATOR QUESTIONS

 

Q: What are the advantages of using bait trapping methods along with fly exterminators?
A:Bait trapping is highly recommended to accompany fly parasite releases for adult flies. Using some non-poisonous materials or chemicals can be useful when they are made into sugar baits and fed to the adult flies. It is both economical and safe to use bait traps to kill large numbers of adult flies without interfering with biological controls. In order to lessen the fly problems during the first few weeks of summer it is important to lower the adult fly density before seasonal hot weather arrives and also during the period of time it takes for the beneficial to reproduce to larger numbers in the manure. In areas with humid weather and wet manure accumulations both releases of parasites and bait stations are needed to give excellent fly management. Inside each barn or shady area one bait trap should be set up when you start releasing parasites. The number of traps should be increased along with parasite releases until the adult flies are gone.

Q: What are the advantages of using bait trapping methods along with fly exterminators?
A:In order to have a successful integrated fly control program it is imperative to keep the number of adult flies down because a single fly can lay up to 800 eggs and a single parasite will attack less than 50 fly pupae developing from all those fly eggs. An advantage the flies have is that they have a shorter life cycle (8 days in hot weather and up to 14 days in moderate weather), giving greater reproductive capability and are capable of traveling greater distances. Flies tend to resist the effect of pesticides more than the parasites do because the population of fly parasites need continuous reinforcement through augmentative releases of parasites to maintain a high level of fly control.

Q: Will removing manure from my pasture or barn help to control fly populations?
A:In order to help limit fly problems it is imperative to practice good sanitation which will then eliminate the conditions which are favorable to fly breeding. Removing manure frequently reduces fly parasite breeding areas. While leaving a little of the top layer of manure in place in order to leave some of the complete complex of beneficial to keep destroying the flies. Keep manure dry and eliminate wet areas where possible while maintaining ventilation. Clean up feed spills where possible. Use hydrated lime where animals urinate frequently. In cases where there are large amounts of manure, the manure can be managed in a pond or a storage area where non-aerobic digestion is accomplished or by aerobic composting systems. Manure which is unprocessed can be piled and covered which will reduce the surface and heat built up to reduce fly breeding. Dry manure does not breed flies, but a moisture content of 50% to 80% is where fly breeding occurs and is also where the fly parasites work best.