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Fly Stoppers™

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Begin with the zone for the state you are in. Dates shown on the map indicate suggested start and end dates for Fly Stoppers™ shipments. You may want to shift a zone if your elevation or microclimate is unusual, or if you fall on the border between two zones. You can start anytime during the fly season. Choose "Year Round" for climates that have flies all year, and start now.
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Ships every 4 weeks. For low to average fly levels, frequent manure management and few neighbors.
Ships every 3 weeks. For high fly levels or weekly manure management or nearby livestock.

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Fly Stoppers™ are the smart way to make your farm a no-fly zone! These tiny, beneficial bugs stop adult pest flies from developing by feeding upon and breeding within the developing (pupal) stages of manure breeding flies.

Fly Stoppers™ work by seeking out their target host – the fly pupae – and depositing their eggs inside them. These eggs then hatch and begin to grow and feed on the developing fly, thus stopping the adult pest fly from hatching. Once mature, the Fly Stoppers emerge from the fly pupae to look for a mate and the female Fly Stoppers™ continue to lay eggs in fly pupaes.

While Fly Stoppers™ reproduce in approximately three weeks to replenish the beneficial insect population, pest flies do reproduce at a faster rate than Fly Stoppers. That’s why Fly Stoppers must be reintroduced to your property on a regular basis. We recommend releasing a shipment of Fly Stoppers™ every three to four weeks throughout fly season for maximum results. If you order them on AutoShip, you’ll save 5% on every shipment and you won’t have to remember to reorder every month!

Please note: Hatching can take up to 10 days, and Fly Stoppers like to be warm and cozy before they hatch. Wrapping them in a pillow case and storing on top of a fridge or hot water heater can help!
Favorite Features

• Beneficial insects stop pest flies from developing, helping to control the fly population at your farm
• Our AutoShip option means that you don’t have to worry about remembering to reorder them every month

Instructions

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Fly Stoppers are shipped via US Mail as parasitized fly pupae in wood shavings. When received, check for evidence of hatching. Once a few have hatched, simply disperse small handfuls or scoops around your property into "hot spot" breeding areas, such near manure piles, under water troughs, below bedding, the corners of pens and paddocks, and feeding sites. Cover with dirt to protect pupaes.If you do not see movement within the bag, you can speed up the process by placing the bag in an old pillowcase and setting it on top of your hot water heater or refrigerator. Make sure you check them every day for fly parasite activity. It may take up to 10 days for hatching to occur at various time during the fly season. You can release the Fly Stoppers before they hatch; however, they must be covered with a thin layer of manure or ground cover to prevent birds and ants from consuming the unhatched fly parasites.
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    Fly Stoppers™ is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn’t compare to fly predators Smart oak reolaced my normal shipment of fly predators with this product and it DOES NOT compare. They took forever for only a couple to even hatch and they don’t work! I have been using fly predators for several years down here in buggy South Florida and I got many compliments on how fly free me barn is. I received these fly stoppers in January and now being only the beginning of February I have more flies already then I have in the middle of summer. Very disappointed. I will now be forced to order fly predators which DO work directly from Spalding the manufacture since Smartpak no longer carries them and replaced with this knock off version. I love Smartpak’s customer service but this was not a smart move
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