How Fly Predators® Work
A step-by-step process on using fly predators®
Fly Predators® are the natural enemy of flies, but never bother people or animals. This is how the process works along with some quick tips for using your Fly Predators®.
Identify Your Needs
When ordering Fly Predators® we customize your order based on your needs. For every large animal, you will need approximately 1000 fly predators. We also factor in your location and climate.
Get your recommended Fly Predator® schedule. Because pest flies reproduce nine times faster, adding supplemental Fly Predators® every three to four weeks during warm months keeps the population balance necessary for good fly control.
Get Your Shipment
We ship you your Fly Predators® in a safe package during their cocoon stage. Don’t open the bag until you see a dozen or more running around. This can take up to 2-7 days after they arrive.
Spread Your Predators
Once the Fly Predators® are ready, put them out within a day or two. They want to be where the pest flies reproduce, so sprinkle them out in moist areas such as manure. Once they are put out, your done! Repeat as necessary with your determined schedule.
Quick Tips for Fly Predator®
COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT FLY PREDATORS®
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How many Fly Predators® do you need?
The number of Fly Predators® depends on your animal needs. Each large animal needs about 1,000 Fly Predators®. We will help you determine your numbers when you go to order.
How much should I put out?
Fly Predators® will go out approximately 150 feet in all directions from where they are sprinkled, so don’t worry about covering every manure pile on your property. If you have moist fields, sprinkle some every 75 feet in a grid pattern.
Where do I put them?
Fly Predators® want to be where the pest flies reproduce, so sprinkle them out in moist areas such as manure, or any other rotting organic matter on your property (lagoons, irrigation, feed troughs, old hay, etc.)
When can I open my Fly Predators®
When you receive your first shipment of Fly Predators®, there may be a few out of their cocoon. You will want to wait to open the package until 2-7 after arrival when at least a dozen or more predators are hatched.
How many times do I need to put them out?
Pest flies reproduce nine times faster, so plan to add supplemental Fly Predators® every three to four weeks during warm months to keep the population balance consistent.
Do I put any in the barn?
Flies don’t typically reproduce in the barns, however, you can leave 5-10% of your Fly Predators® in the package and hang it up in a breezeway inside your barn.