House flies and stable flies are two of the most economically important pests in cattle and poultry production. More often than not, control efforts focus solely on the adult flies. This is understandable, since adult flies are the stage that creates the nuisance, and in the case of stable flies, the stage responsible for painful bites.
However, only 15% to 20% of the fly population in animal housing is adult flies — the other “invisible” 80 - 85% is in the larval stage. House fly and stable fly larvae (or maggots) develop in animal manure or other moist decaying organic material, which is common and abundant in cattle and poultry operations. In fact, there can be several thousand maggots in one kilogram (about 2 pounds) of manure!
TEKKO Fly G attacks this unseen threat. TEKKO Fly G contains the insect growth regulator (IGR) novaluron. This is the same IGR found in TEKKO 10, which has been used to control flies and litter beetles in livestock and poultry operations for many years. A larvicide like TEKKO Fly G disrupts fly maggots’ molting process, preventing them from becoming adult flies.
TEKKO Fly G should be applied to fly breeding sites to prevent the emergence of adult flies, so they never become nuisance and biting pests. Simply scatter the recommended quantity of these granules to fly breeding sites and walk away; the product does the rest.
Tekko Fly G is an important part of any integrated fly control program, which should also include manure management and other appropriate sanitary practices to reduce the number and size of fly breeding sites.
Be sure to read the label for information on application rates and timing, as well as all precautions and restrictions.
Technical Services Manager Martin's Brand