Say Good-Bye to Flies

Say Good-Bye to Flies

Flies are not only a nuisance pest causing undue stress, but they may also transmit diseases to your herd. Streptococcus mastitis bacteria can live up to 16 hours in a fly which is more than enough time to transmit the bacteria from cow to cow. Cows that are irritated and agitated by excessive flies will have reduced milk production so any effort to eliminate nuisance pests will impact your bottom line.

Agita™ Fly Bait is a ready-to-use granular bait that provides fast, effective control of adult house flies. The sugary mixture includes the same sex pheromone that female flies release to attract the male flies for mating. This encourages both male and female house flies to remain in the treated area feeding on the bait. Drawn in by the pheromone-based attractant, the flies ingest the active ingredient in Agita™, thiamethoxam. Agita™ kills quickly, and 100% of the flies die within a 2-metre radius of the bait while the bait itself remains clean, attractive and effective longer.

Bait should be scattered in high fly areas or used in hanging bait stations so that it is not accessible to children, pets, domestic animals or wildlife. Spread daily to provide an initial knockdown when fly populations are high and then use needed. It may be used in barns, poultry houses or anywhere house flies congregate such as windowsills or animal pens. Place out of the reach of your animals. Do not spread on walkways used by animals.

The actual monetary loss from fly infestation is difficult to measure, but estimates from various studies (including Purdue, Cornell and the University of Tennessee) range from 10 percent to 20 percent decline in milk production. Agita™ Fly Bait is an effective method to kill nuisance flies and reduce such losses.

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