Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Inc Biological Solutions for Pest Management

Catalog of Beneficials -- Fly Control

Overview: Search And Destroy Control For Flies

Start regular releases of parasitic wasps when flies appear in the spring so colonies can reproduce and build up on the first generations of flies. Regular fly parasite releases during warm months combined with optional trapping of adult flies and minimizing fly breeding habitat constitute an effective, economical fly control program. Good early fly control is easier than attacking a population that has gotten out of control. Prolific and adaptable Muscidifurax raptorellus and aggressive Muscidifurax zaraptor are mixed with hardy Spalangia cameroni. Durable release stations are available to protect fly parasites.

 

For informational Bulletins on the insects in a biocontrol program see Bulletins.

 

The prices below are for one-time only purchase, or schedules of 4 shipments, 8 shipments and 12 shipments during fly season. We work with you to set up a program and modify it on the 'fly' to adjust for more or fewer flies Call 800-248-BUGS to set up a fly control program.

BENEFICIAL
TARGET
CODE
QUANTITY
PRICE
Fly parasite supplied by Rincon-Vitova Insectaries preparing to lay egg in fly pupa

fly parasite wasp

actual size is approximately 1/10 inch

Fly control

Filth breeding flies

housefly, stable fly, lesser housefly

 

FP2
2,500/bag
12.00
5+ bags
9.00
10+ bags
7.00
FP5
5,000/bag
14.50
5+ bags
10.00
10+ bags
8.00

Use early sign of flies as a resource for releasing

and growing your own fly biocontrols

for the season.

FP10
10,000/bag
16.50
5+ bags
13.00
10+ bags
10.50
20+ bags
9.25
 
FP20
20,000/bag
28.50
5+ bags
24.00
10+ bags
18.00
20+ bags
16.00
  FP50
50,000/bag
52.00
5+ bags
46.00
10+ bags
43.00
20+ bags
41.00
  FP5X4
5,000/bag
14.07
Schedule of 4 shipments
  FP5X8
5,000/bag
13.49
Schedule of 8 shipments
  FP5X12
5,000/bag
12.91
Schedule of 12 shipments
  FP10X4
10,000/bag
16.01
Schedule of 4 shipments
  FP10X8
10,000/bag
15.35
Schedule of 8 shipments
  FP10X12
10,000/bag
14.69
Schedule of 12 shipments
  FP20X4
20,000/bag
27.65
Schedule of 4 shipments
  FP20X8
20,000/bag
26.51
Schedule of 8 shipments
  FP20X12
20,000/bag
25.37
Schedule of 12 shipments
  FP50X4
50,000/bag
50.44
Schedule of 4 shipments
  FP50X8
50,000/bag
48.36
Schedule of 8 shipments
  FP50X12
50,000/bag

46.28

Schedule of 12 shipments

Fly Parasite Release Stations

Polypropylene plastic mesh cylinder to safely hold fly parasites for release, can be hung with bail, strapped onto a pipe or hung on a screw, hang 3-5 ft above ground. Place small handful of FP in each container each shipment. When full, empty and start over. Place cylinders around fly breeding sites, near where fly maggots are found, every 100 ft or so, 5-10/acre.Station protects FP from predators, birds, being trampled under foot, so your fly parasites – FP may continue to emerge over 3 week period.

CODE

QUANTITY

PRICE

Rincon-Vitova's fly parasite release station for biological control of flies in stables, feedlots, dairies, farms

FPRS
SET

set of 5 stations

18.50

5+ sets

12.50

10+ sets

10.00

FPRS

Each

Individual release stations 5.75
FLY PARASITE SCHEDULES
Arrange for shipments to arrive every 1, 2, 3 or more weeks through the fly season. Choose between two levels of price savings—shorter schedules of at least 4 shipment dates and longer schedules of at least 16 shipment dates with more discount. Feel free to increase or decrease the number of bags and make adjustments in shipping dates as needed

Estimating Numbers of Fly Parasites to Order

A standard FP10 unit contains a minimum of 10,000 fly pupae from which 20,000 adult parasites will emerge. Factors affecting recommended numbers of parasites: numbers of flies, amount and wetness of manure or other organic matter for fly breeding, temperature, humidity, naturally-occurring beneficial controls, incoming migrations and use of bait traps. Starting guidelines are based on 500 to 1,000 parasites per large animal per month depending on concentration or amount of manure. Use two parasites per small animal per month. Double up when fly problems are severe and cut back when the parasites are well-established and the weather is cooler and drier.

Compost operation at North Carolina Zoological Park uses fly parasites from Rincon-Vitova Insectaries

At North Carolina Zoological Park, most animal manure is composted. George uses fly parasites to find flies breeding around pile edges and hard to clean places.

 

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 during 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

To develop a basic release program, increase or decrease suggested release rates based on these factors:

Factor

Increase

Decrease

number of flies high low
manure or organic matter a lot little
manure moisture content wet dry
control measures established no existing program good program
rain regularly little
humidity damp dry
drainage could be better good
animal watering equipment leaky no leaks
temperature hot cool
existing biocontrols (i.e. beetles, mites & fungi) few many
bait traps don’t use use
flies migrating in yes no
flies hauled in (i.e. to composting sites) yes no
comfort level with flies low higher
neighbor’s comfort level with flies low higher
budget for control good low
health concerns yes no

 

OTHER ORGANISMS FOR FLY CONTROL
BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST RATE CODE QUANTITY PRICE
balEnce Fly Spray suspension of the spores (conidia) of Beauveria bassiana, an insect-eating fungus. flies

15 oz bottle treats up to 50K sq ft

 

 

BALENCE15 bottle 98.00
5+ bottles 95.00
10+ bottles 92.00
balEnce, darkling beetle eating fungus darkling beetles 15 oz bottle treats up to 50K sq ft BALDKB15 15 oz bottle 128.00
5+ bottles 124.00
10+ bottles 122.00
BALBTDB12 12 pound pail 130.00
5+ pails 125.00
10+ pails 120.00
Carcinops pumilio

hister beetle,

adult

fly eggs, small larvae in manure pits in chicken house 10K/pit HISTER1 10,000 Please call for info

Hister House

set on manure piles to attract and keep hister beetles

for collecting and moving predatory beetles when cleaning out manure, or setting up new house 100–300/

manure pit

HISTERH
100 traps Please call for info

Ophyra

hydrotaea aenescens predatory fly, pupa, adults don't bother animals

fly larvae in wet manure away from light, larvae feed on house fly larvae

10/ 1K ft2

manure

OPHYRA
10,000 pupae Please call for info

Steinernema feltiae

beneficial parasitic nematode

needs moisture and media temp of over 55ºF

filth breeding flies, maggot, pupa stage1 million per 50 sq. ft.

1 billion per acre

See nematode

section

NESF10P 10 mil/tray 27.00
NESF50BB 50 mil/tray 50.00
5+ trays 41.00
NESFCSBB
case of 1.25 billion
case 275.00
5+ cases 269.00

 

TRAPS & LURES

Sagebrush Traps metal outdoor "solar-powered," screen cone design,

 

bait recipes included. catches flies or yellow jackets, depending on bait.

 

Fly bait: molasses 1:3 with water or use fly attractants. Yellow jacket bait: meat scraps

Sagebrush Trap Bulletin

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

CODE

QUANTITY

PRICE

Sagebrush H1 Trap hanging model

7" dia, 10" high, wire bail, holds tuna can. Ideal for yellow jackets using meat baits. Use around pets that are attracted to bait

FTH1

1 trap

42.00

4+ traps

27.00

8+ traps 23.00
Sagebrush S2 Trap, Small standing model, fits over 9” dia pie pan 10" dia, 10" high, Holds larger baits. Good for ground hovering flies FTS2 1 trap N/A

4+ traps

N/A
Sagebrush E2 Exclusion Trap sits on top of a 5 gallon bucket

13" dia x 13" high, Exclusion model prevents flies breeding in bait. Keeps bait attractive, decreases flies.


FTE2
1 trap N/A
4+ traps N/A
8+ traps N/A
Sagebrush S3 Trap, Medium standing model sits on top of a  5 gal bucket
12.75" dia, 10" high. Use in hot dry conditions, mix bait with 5 gallons water


FTS3

1 trap

54.00

4+ traps

47.00

8+ traps

40.00

Sagebrush S5 Trap, for 55 gal drum

24" dia, 16" high. Use around large animals and in high fly areas holds 4 million flies

FTS5

1 trap

N/A
4+ traps N/A
Sagebrush S5 Exclusion Trap, sits on 55 gal drum
24" dia, 16" high. Exclusion model - keeps flies out of bait FTS5E

1 trap

N/A
4+ traps N/A

Farnam "Starbar" Fly Attractant, 8 x 30g water soluble pouches per bag. Case contains 12 bags

potent, fast acting, just add to water

Use 2 pouches per gallon

FLYATT

1 bag

16.00

5+ bags 13.00
FLYATT-CS cs of 12 135.00
5+ cases 127.00
Fly Lure, No-Gag-Me Mix with water. Mild odor until fermemtation occurs (2 weeks) FTLURNO3

3/pack

9.25

FTLURNO10 10/pack 28.95
4+ packs 19.95

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

CODE

QUANTITY

PRICE

Chemtica Flower Bag Fly Trap , fly sex attractant plus feeding stimulants Add water & hang.

FTFB

1-4 traps

9.00

5+ traps 7.50

10+ traps

6.00

FTFB18
18 traps per box
1-4 boxes 92.00

5+ boxes

80.00

Rescue Big Bag Fly Trap

add water and hang, disposable, no touching bait or flies, use where you need fast, short term control

flies, house, false stable, blow, blue bottle, green bottle, flesh, face flies, etc., double capacity of standard bag, holds to 40K flies

FTBB

 

Currently

Unavailable

1 dozen

N/A

3+ dozen

N/A

EcoTrap Jumbo Bag Fly Trap

 

Currently

Unavailable

 

Use for fast, short-term, high-capacity control. Disposable. Holds over 40K flies. Add water & hang. Bait lasts up to 6 months.

FTJB

 

 

1 trap N/A
5+ traps N/A
10+ traps N/A
FTJB50 cs of 50 N/A
Insect-A-Peel Magnum Trap, 6 inch diameter tube insects stick to surface, fresh section rolled into place, attracts from 360º, 30 inch long trap section combine with lures for more effect

flying insects, fly, whitefly, moth, etc., sticky trap with a supply reel of a 6" dia tube of sticky plastic film, pull off one reel, roll onto a take-up reel

STSMAG

standing trap

92.00

5+ traps

80.00

10+ traps

76.00

Insect-A-Peel Hanging Magnum Trap, hanging version of above

for hanging under eaves, in barns or greenhouses

STHMAG

hanging trap

58.00

5+ traps

42.00

10+ traps

39.00

Insect-A-Peel Magnum Supply Reel, 50 ft roll, 6 inch diameter, yellow with printed flies as attractant

reel of sticky material for magnum traps, lasts about a year, also grid pattern for counting insects

ST6X50R

reel

50.00

5+ reels

34.00

10+ reels

32.00

Insect-A-Peel Hanging Mini Trap, 3 inch diameter, 15 inch trap length

small version of trap for confined areas or low numbers of flies

STHMINI

small hanging

58.00

5+ traps

42.00

10+ traps

39.00

Mini Supply Reel, 25 ft roll, 3 inch diameter, yellow with printed flies as visual attractant

replacement reel of sticky tube for hanging mini trap

ST3X25R

mini reel

46.00

5+ reels

29.00

10+ reels

25.00

Rescue Reusable Yellow Jacket Trap lures wasps into trap where they dry up, lasts several seasons

proven cone design, pheromone bait that attracts dozen+ species of biting wasps, start early in spring to catch young queens

YJTR

each

18.00

6+ traps

11.00

12+ traps

9.00

Rescue Replacement Yellow Jacket Attractant lasts for several weeks

bait for Rescue YJ, Sagebrush, other traps, sex pheromone attracts 12+ sp. of yellow jackets

YJTA

10/pack

10.00

5+ packs

8.50

10+ packs

7.00

 

Traps and Equipment

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

CODE

QUANTITY

PRICE

Sticky Fly Tape

Vertical hanging fly tape. No insecticides, odorless, non-toxic, compostable.

FLYTAPE

per tape
1.00
12+ tapes
.75
25+ tapes
.50
FLYTAPECS case of 100 tapes
50.00

Sticky Biting Fly Trap

for trapping stable flies. Catches up to 5,000 flies per trap

Place 70-100 ft apart in full sun around compost/manure piles. Fiberglass cylinder, stake, 2 sticky sleeves included.

STBF

1 trap

27.00

5+ traps

19.50

10+ traps
17.00

Replacement Sleeves-

Clear

Replacement sleeves for STBF

10 sleeves/ package. Replace when covered with flies or dust.

STRS10-CS

1 package

27.00

5+ packages

19.50

Sticky Face Fly Trap

for trapping face flies.

Attach trap to metal pole at a 45º 2 ft above the ground. Mount on T post, not included.

STFF

1 trap

25.00

5+ traps

17.00

Replacement Sleeves-

White 

Replacement sleeves for STFF

10 sleeves/ package. Replace when covered with flies or dust

STRS10-W

1 package

27.00

5+ packages

19.50

Sticky Fly Ribbon 1/8 in X 1000 ft, white house flies, stable flies, lesser house flies, horse flies, deer flies, other biting flies. Holds up to 40K flies STRIBBON per ribbon
42.00
5+ ribbons
35.00
10+ ribbons
27.00
Sticky Fly Ribbon dispenser kit for 1/8 in X 1K ft dispenser kit for sticky fly ribbon STDISP-RIB per dispenser
45.00
5+ dispensers
38.00

 

 

 

ODOR MANAGEMENT

Odor is the way many insects locate food and sites to lay eggs. If you control odor from decomposing organic matter you can decrease flies attracted to scatole from fermenting manure and alcohols from fermenting sugars. Also, consider animal health and worker comfort in areas with strong odors. Odor can be a sign that a biological process has gone wrong and can benefit from some managerial attention.

There are several ways to decrease odor:
  • Change conditions (i.e. drying) to stop decomposition.Shift decomposition process, such as with acid, inoculants, or composting, away from anaerobic microbes that live without oxygen and produce bad odors to aerobic microbes that need oxygen and give off pleasant odors.
  • Intercept and neutralize odors in the air (see Bioworld Odor Neutralizer below).

 

 

 

See also

Lures for Fly Traps

Rincon-Vitova Catalog of Fly Control in HTML

Catalog of Fly Control in PDF

Catalogo de Controle de Moscas (Spanish version of Catalog) in PDF

Other Organisms for Fly Control - Catalog

Sagebrush Fly and Yellow Jacket Traps For Outdoor Use - Catalog

Sagebrush Trap Information

Odor Management

USDA and EPA Regulatory Issues

 

Aphid Biocontrol

Mealybug, Scale and Whitefly Biocontrol

Mite and Thrips Biocontrol

Caterpillar (Moth) Biocontrol

Leafminer and etc Biocontrol

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