Central Life Sciences announced the addition of swine to the ClariFly Larvicide label. Featuring the active ingredient diflubenzuron, ClariFly Larvicide feed additive will now be available to control the emergence of manure-breeding flies from a swine operation.
"ClariFly Larvicide has established itself as the most trusted feed-through fly control solution for cattle, and we are excited to make this available to swine producers for the first time," said Mark Taylor, director of marketing at Central Life Sciences. "Swine pests pose a significant threat to an operation's bottom line by spreading disease, interfering with animal comfort and performance and even potentially bringing about nuisance lawsuits from neighbors. An integrated pest management (IPM) program built around ClariFly Larvicide can help protect producers from these risks."
ClariFly Larvicide Livestock Premix 0.67% is available in a 50 lb. bag and should be fed at a rate of 0.2-0.3 mg/kg per day for swine, with the higher rate being offered to lightweight animals. When fed at the labeled rate, the average cost of ClariFly Larvicide Livestock Premix 0.67% is $1.95-2.25 per hog over a 150-day feeding period, the company said.
"Compared to the potential insect-related losses, the cost of ClariFly Larvicide, at a penny per day per animal, is a minor but critical investment for any swine operation," said Tom Beck, senior business development manager for Central Life Sciences.
ClariFly Larvicide is a feed supplement that prevents adult house and stable flies, as well as other manure-breeding flies, from developing in and emerging from the manure of treated swine. Unlike conventional insecticides that attack the nervous system of insects, ClariFly Larvicide works by interrupting the fly’s life cycle rather than through direct toxicity, and it does so with no impact on the animal consuming it.