Catalog of Fly Control by Rincon-Vitova Insectaries

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successful three-pronged fly control strategy a fly parasite release program is most costeffective when combined with two other strategies trapping adult flies and managing manure or decomposing organic matter to reduce fly breeding sites each of these strategies is described below 1 regular fly parasite releases rincon-vitova insectaries produces a high quality product containing a mixture of species of parasitic wasps can be shipped by ups or other carriers which are developing inside the fly pupa some adults will be emerging on delivery unless otherwise requested they are shipped in wood shavings to cushion them in transit and absorb moisture paper bags that breathe are used for packaging do not store in plastic containers product description 75 minimum parasitism no live flies expected sex ratio 60 female approximately 50 wood shavings by volume item code fp5 fp10 fp50 pupae 5,000 10,000 50,000 parasites 10,000 20,000 100,000 units 1/2 1 5 rincon-vitova manager jan dietrick and production worker victor zaragoza work to maintain rvi s 44-year reputation for high quality handling fly parasites on arrival you can put the pupae out immediately or hold them until they start hatching healthy parasites produce a distinctive aroma that intensifies in the heat alert your delivery person that you want those smelly packages also assure them these fly parasites will only attack fly pupae and do not bite sting swarm infect or otherwise bother humans or animals release guidelines · · · · · hold at 60º to 90º f 15º to 32º c with good air circulation keep out of direct sun ready to release immediately or within 48 hours unless you ordered unincubated pupae that need to be held in a warm place sprinkle widely around edges of organic matter where flies lay eggs and pupate pouches of metal or plastic mesh can be used as release stations where damage or predation is likely parasites are most effective around areas where flies are breeding indicated by presence of maggots muscidifurax raptorellus kogan and legner this species comprises 60 to 95 of the mixture it produces 4 to 6 parasites per fly pupa and adapts well to all fly breeding environments and produces two or three times more new parasites spalangia cameroni perkins a cold-hardy and heat-resistant and aggressive strain commonly found throughout the us produces one parasite per fly pupa spalangia thrives in hot weather so we increase the proportion of spalangia in relation to muscidifurax species as temperatures increase rincon-vitova does not grow nasonia vitripennis another species of fly parasite research shows it to be ineffective except in controlled environment poultry facilities putting parasites out sprinkle a small handful or spoonful of the parasitized fly pupae near wet manure or wet feed where flies are growing the widest possible distribution around fly breeding areas is best place the parasites where they will not be trampled by animals or eaten by birds and in drier areas near fly breeding sites where you find maggots the maggots move from wet spots to nearby dryer areas to pupate in wet areas the pupae will get rotten or be eaten by beetles to www.rinconvitova.com page rincon-vitova insectaries inc 2005 catalog of beneficials for fly control 800-248-2847 bugs 5