What are Fly Eliminators?
Fly Eliminators are gnat-sized parasitic wasps used for biological fly control in livestock facilities, on farms, near food production areas and around homes. They specifically target developing (pupal) stages of manure breeding flies. Female Fly Eliminators seek out their target host – usually near decomposing organic material – where they deposit their eggs inside the fly pupae. These eggs hatch and feed on the developing flies, stopping adult pest flies from hatching.
Once mature, Fly Eliminators emerge from the fly pupae to look for a mate after which the females lay more eggs. Fly Eliminators reproduce in approximately 4 weeks, constantly replenishing the beneficial insect population. Pest flies reproduce at a faster rate than Fly Eliminators; therefore, they must be reintroduced on a regular basis.
We recommend releasing shipments of Fly Eliminators every 3 to 4 weeks throughout the duration of the fly season. In some cases, weekly or bi-weekly releases may be necessary. If you have questions about quantity and frequency of application, please call us so we can answer them. The fly zone map below will help you estimate your program's start date and duration. You may also contact our experienced staff to tailor a program that fits your particular needs.
Fly Zone Map
Find Your Fly Zone: You may want to shift up or down a zone depending on your particular elevation and microclimate.
Note: Dates shown on the map are our suggested start and end dates. You can start anytime during the fly season. We will email you a copy of your shipping schedule.
Southern US Climates
Middle US Climates
Northern US Climates
Week of Feb 18, 2019
End: Mid November
Week of March 18, 2019
End: Mid October
Week of April 22, 2019
End: Mid September
|All Year Fly Control Programs
For climates that have flies all year. Start Anytime.
What You Get:
We ship Fly Eliminators as parasitized fly pupae in wood shavings. When received, check for evidence of hatching. Once a few have hatched, they are ready for release. Simply disperse small handfuls or scoops around your property into "hot spot" breeding areas: near manure piles, under water troughs, below bedding, corners of pens and paddocks, and feeding sites. Cover with dirt to protect pupae.
Fly Eliminators are vital to an integrated fly control program and should be combined with manure management and trapping. We encourage our customer to stay in touch through the fly season, so programs can be adjusted if necessary.
These are units of measurement, not warranties or guarantees of performance. The total seasonal cost of Fly Eliminators™ depends on the recommended number of shipments which may be different than what competitors may recommend. We recommend releasing a shipment every 2-4 weeks throughout the fly season, but releases ranging from 1-6 weeks are not uncommon. Customer experiences may vary. The quantity required and frequency of application can differ according to region, size, condition of property or stables, severity of fly problem, neighbors, manure management, number of animals and start date of program. All warranties, expressed or implied are disclaimed.