Central Life Sciences introduced ClariFly Larvicide 267, the newest addition to its product lineup of fly-control solutions for livestock. ClariFly Larvicide 267 provides control of house flies for swine operations.
“We’re excited to announce the release of ClariFly Larvicide 267, a great addition to our feed-through fly-control solutions,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing, Agricultural Products division of Central Life Sciences. “It’s extremely important for all livestock operations to control nuisance flies because of the significant threat they pose to animal productivity and profitability by spreading disease and interfering with animal comfort and performance. By developing and releasing ClariFly Larvicide 267, we have addressed the request for a new fly-control tool for swine.”
ClariFly Larvicide 267 is a feed supplement whose active ingredient (diflubenzuron) prevents nuisance flies from developing in and emerging from the manure of treated swine. It is specially formulated for use in swine feeds, and is approved for use in supplements, complete feeds, concentrates and premixes. Furthermore, ClariFly Larvicide 267 is designed for operations with state-of-the-art micro ingredient mixing systems at their feed manufacturing facilities.
ClariFly Larvicide 267 has an inclusion level of less than 1 lb. per ton for all phases of swine production, and when fed at the labeled rate to a pig from 12 lb. to 280 lb., it costs less than a penny a day per animal. Swine producers need to check with their suppliers for actual inclusions and costs.
Unlike conventional insecticides that attack the nervous system of insects through direct toxicity, ClariFly Larvicide 267 instead works by interrupting the fly’s life cycle. When mixed into swine feed, it passes though the pig’s digestive system and disrupts the normal molting process of fly larvae, preventing the emergence of adult flies.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, diflubenzuron poses a low risk to human health and the environment, and has low potential for groundwater contamination.