21st Century Fly Control
In the past, many relied on the application of a single broad spectrum adulticide to control flies.
However, there have been major advances in our understanding of this pest in recent years, and this is no longer considered to be the most efficient approach.
This, together with a greater awareness of the environmental issues surrounding adulticide use, and the mechanisms by which insects become resistant to such chemicals, has led to the development of more sophisticated control methods.
We have developed the Anti-Fly Program to address these issues, and so that you can get the maximum benefit from our range of fly control products. In other words, we hope that the Anti-Fly Program will allow you to achieve more effective fly control, at lower cost.
The Anti-Fly Program consists of three elements, each of which is fundamental to effective fly control on farms in the 21st century:
You need to understand the enemy, before you can hope to beat it. So, central to the Anti-Fly Program is the provision of comprehensive information about the most important fly species, and what causes them to thrive. Indeed we hope that this website will become the definitive online resource.
2. An Integrated Approach
At any one time, only 15% of a fly population exists as adult flies. So, relying on one insecticide to kill just adult flies is an inefficient approach, whether looked at in terms of straightforward efficacy, or in terms of its effect on your bottom line.
In the 21st century, effective fly control is integrated fly control. That’s the integration of products that tackle different stages of the fly life cycle with various cultural and biological techniques which reduce the amount of chemical treatment needed to achieve effective fly control in the first place.
Integrated fly control is not only more cost-effective, it also helps prevent insect resistance and the build-up of insecticidal residues in animal tissues; two increasingly important factors facing farmers today.
3. Targeted Products
The advice given on this website is backed with a range of insecticide products for use in almost any farm animal situation. In developing them, our focus has been on efficacy, both in terms of duration and speed of kill, ease-of-use, resistance prevention and cost-effectiveness.
Controlling the threat
The Anti-Fly Program developed by Novartis uses a mixture of cultural, biological and chemical measures to provide cost-effective fly control for confined animal production systems.
Flies can pose a serious health hazard to both animals and humans, and have a significant impact on animal productivity.
Integrated fly control means using a two-pronged attack on flies: larvicides to prevent fly larvae developing into adults, and adulticides to kill adult flies.