Fly Eliminators® Programs
Create A Fly Eliminator Program In 4 Easy Steps To Fit Your Needs!
About Fly Eliminators:
Fly Eliminators are gnat-sized, nocturnal, burrowing fly parasites that parasitize and kill manure-breeding fly pupae (filth flies) to control adult flies. They do not bite, sting, or harm humans and animals. Larval control is one necessary step in a complete fly control program. Adaptable to all climates, these parasitic wasps develop within fly pupaes, killing the immature fly in the process. The adult Fly Eliminators' life span is dependent on temperature, but averages 3-4 weeks. Periodic releases of Fly Eliminators are recommended to keep up with the highly active female flies rapid egg laying. Expect a reduction in general fly population in four to six weeks.
Fly Eliminators are suitable alternatives to chemical fly sprays and broad spectrum insecticide use for prolonged fly control.
How To Order:
Use the pull-downs above to select the correct Fly Control Zone, number of animals, desired shipment frequency and total number of shipments you would like. Please specify if you would like to Pay-Per-Shipment in the "Special Instructions or Comments" box on the Shipping Information section of checkout. If the preset shipment dates are not to your liking, please indicate your preferred start date in the same "Special Instructions" or comments field.
When To Release Fly Eliminators:
Release when spring temperatures first arrive (after final frost date). It takes three consecutive days of 40°F weather for the overwintering fly populations to start hatching and maturing. Each female fly lays up to 1,000 eggs in her lifetime, so it is important to begin releasing the parasites early in the fly season. Released fly parasites begin parasitizing fly pupae immediately after hatching.
Continue releasing the Fly Eliminators throughout the entire fly season (until the first significant frost). It is important to release all recommended batches. The last batch may overwinter in warm climates, but should not be relied upon for fly control the following season.
Notify an ARBICO consultant if any of your conditions change, ie. you have more animals, ants are becoming a problem, or your neighbor just brought home more animals that may affect fly numbers.
Use Fly Eliminators in conjunction with EM-1 Microbial Inoculant to help break down organic matter along with good manure management.
Specialized or Custom Fly Control Programs:
If you don't see a program above that fits your needs we are happy to help you set up a custom program over the phone. Please call us to speak with one of our knowledgeable fly control consultants and customize your Fly Eliminators program. For example, if you have a dairy or poultry facility, you may need to increase the shipment frequency for successful fly control.
Do not spray the treatment area at the same time you release the insects. If you must spray, we recommend that you spray 48 hours before or after releasing the parasites.
The information below will help answer most of your questions about Fly Eliminators. If you have unanswered questions, please call us at 1-800-827-2847 so we can answer them! Click here for instructions in Spanish (instrucciones en español).
How & Where to Release Your Fly Eliminators:
Place Fly Eliminators nearby all potential fly-breeding areas. "Hot spot" locations include the following:
Manure and Urination Areas:
• Inside barns, stables, stalls, hospital pens, or loafing sheds
• Around corral posts. Paddock areas, along fence lines, and other frequented dropping sites
• Around the perimeters of manure piles, pits, bins, or carts
• In kennel or coop areas where manure accumulates
Watering and Feeding areas:
• Under water troughs, around barrels, buckets, or other devices
• Where spilling or leakage occurs
• Around bathing areas, drainage sites, and perimeters of run-off or stagnant pools
• Areas where feed, straw, or hay have decomposed
Other Fly-Breeding Areas:
• Around compost piles and family gardens
• Alongside garbage cans
To release, make a small hole in the ground with your shoe heel, drop in a small handful of Fly Eliminators, and cover them with straw, earth, or manure to protect them against wind, birds, ants or pesticides. Distribute them every 15-20 feet around highly active breeding sites. Use as small as a teaspoon or as large an amount as a handful. Fly Eliminators travel up to 150 feet in search of fly larvae and pupae.
Apply to as many hot spots as possible with your first application, concentrating heavily on the obvious fly-breeding areas. Repeat this release procedure in slightly different spots on subsequent applications. This will help new cultures of parasites distribute evenly throughout the fly season.
DO NOT place the parasitized pupae in standing pools of water or in the center of manure piles. Apply them around the perimeters of those areas.
Standard shipping via US MAIL is included in the price of each shipment. Shipping upgrades are available, call us at 1-800-827-2847 for pricing and to make shipping method changes.
Shipment and Hatching Information:
Fly Eliminators are shipped as parasitized fly pupae mixed with wood shavings. Release small handfuls around "hot spot" fly breeding areas. Examine the clear plastic bag for insect movement upon arrival. It is time to disperse the Fly Eliminators when you see insects crawling around the top of the bag. If you do not see movement within the bag, place the bag in an old pillowcase and set it on top of your hot water heater or refrigerator. This will speed up hatching. Check them for fly parasite activity daily. Hatching can take up to 10 days to occur.
How To Store Fly Eliminators:
You will receive a shipment confirmation email with tracking information about 7 days prior to the shipment leaving ARBICO. Pick up Fly Eliminators shipments as soon as possible after delivery. DO NOT leave insect shipments in direct sunlight or areas of intense heat. Store them at room temperature (approximately 70-80°F) until they begin to hatch. Release as soon as possible after hatching fly parasites are visible.
Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,PR
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Begin by matching your state to the Fly Zone you are in. You may want to shift a zone if your elevation or microclimate is unusual. Start & end dates shown on the map indicate suggested start and end dates for Fly Eliminator programs. You can start anytime during the year.
Choose "Year Round" for climates that have flies all year and start now.
What You Will Receive:
- 1 Horse: 1/4 Unit
- 2-5 Horses: 1/2 Unit
- 6-10 Horses: 1 Unit
- 11-15 Horses: 1 1/2 Units
- 16-20 Horses: 2 Units
- 21-25 Horses: 2 1/2 Units
- 26-30 Horses: 3 Units
- 31-35 Horses: 3 1/2 Units
- 36-40 Horses: 4 Units
- 41-45 Horses: 4 1/2 Units
- 46-50 Horses: 5 Units
|Program Type||Shipment/Application Frequency|
|Ships every 4 weeks. For low to average fly levels, frequent manure management and few neighbors.|
|Ships every 3 weeks. For average to high fly levels with weekly manure management or nearby livestock.|
|Ships every 2 weeks. For high fly levels with infrequent manure management and nearby livestock.|
For "Year Round" programs, shipments will start immediately. Not sure what you need? Give us a call at 1-800-827-2847.