Are you and your pigs affected by flies and struggling to keep them under control?
In humid environments where organic matter accumulates, flies can multiply very quickly causing stress and there by affect the growth of the pigs. Although the widely available chemical pesticides will provide some ‘damage control’, they also come with safety and resistance implications and can be very time consuming.
Have you come across biological fly control using beneficial insects? It has been a very popular strategy amongst pig farmers on the continent to control flies.
Biological fly control prevents fly infestations and
- is naturally safe for animals and humans
- saves time
- is cost effective
- aerates the slurry
Bye-o-Fly natural fly predators are effective against multiple fly species. These work by intercepting a particular stage in the fly’s life cycle, thereby stopping flies developing to cause a nuisance and health hazard to you and your livestock.
APPI’s natural fly enemies are completely harmless to animals, humans and the environment and are successfully controlling flies at hundreds of farms across Europe.
Bye-o-Fly L (Ophyra aenescens) larvae predator is the effective natural enemy of flies in pig units with slatted floors. This beneficial insect is a predatory fly that won’t cause nuisance. Once released into the building, the larvae of the beneficial insect consumes fly maggots in the slurry tanks and channels.
Bye-o-Fly P (Muscidifurax Raptor and Spalangia Cameroni) parasitic mini wasps are particularly effective for pig units in buildings with hard floors and bedding, muck heaps and other environments with relative dry muck.
To be effective, releases of predators must be repeated and intervene early in the season, as soon as the first flies appear.