Catalog of Fly Control by Rincon-Vitova Insectaries

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help spread them around one unit a bag of 10k fp10 contains about 4 cups or 32 oz or 64 tbs you can throw a few in the corner of stalls or under mangers dig a furrow with the back of your heel sprinkle in a few parasites then cover with soil or dry manure sprinkle some under a fence near water troughs look around see what makes sense in your facility cially when manure is removed frequently and adult flies are trapped timing releases it is easier to prevent a build-up of flies than to get rid of them a few flies always survive the cold and drying conditions of winter in the pupa stage parasite releases should be made early each spring at the first sign of emerging or immigrating adults to decrease adult flies laying eggs very early releases can be smaller in number increasing in quantity at the first signs of active breeding maggots in wet spots once established fewer parasites are needed since few fly parasites survive the winter yearly augmentation is necessary one typical program is to release the appropriate number of fly parasites weekly for four weeks after the first frostfree day in the spring this inoculation is followed by four more releases every other week this schedule gives three months of sustained fly control in areas with longer fly seasons continued releases are recommended estimating parasites needed parasites are sent as approximately 10,000 parasitized pupae at approximately 75 parasitism to yield one standard colony minimum 20,000 adult parasites factors affecting recommended numbers include numbers of flies amount of manure or other organic matter moisture content humidity temperature existing beneficial controls chemical usage use of bait traps and incoming migrations below are some suggested release rates based on number of animals other considerations are temperature moisture rainfall and the number of potential fly breeding sites fewer parasites may be needed during cool dry weather espe schedules and numbers of units used in some typical seasonal programs 1 unit 1 fp10 area rate frequency amount suggested stables 100 parasites/horse every 2-4 weeks 1-4 units/month for up to 30 horses feedlots 250 parasites/head every 1-2 weeks 7-10 units/week for 1,000 head dairies 200 parasites/cow 1,000/calf weekly 5-7 units/week for 100 cows poultry breeders 6 parasites/bird weekly 5 units/week for 10,000 breeders poultry layers 4 parasites/bird weekly 1 unit/week for 10,000 layers compost 500-1,500 parasites/cu yd monthly 5-15 units/month for 100 cubic yards south valley reclamation in west jordan utah has been using fly parasites since 1998 the first year more frequent releases of higher quantities were needed now four fp50 s 20 units that total 200,000 parasitized pupae every three weeks between june and november provide satisfactory fly control for an annual budget of less than $1,200 that includes ups second day service page 6 rincon-vitova insectaries inc 2005 catalog of beneficials for fly control 800-248-2847 bugs www.rinconvitova.com