Fly Predators vs Fly Eliminators
The Difference Is Huge
Real Fly Predators Only Come From Spalding
If you thought there was no difference between our little fly bugs and Arbico’s Fly Eliminators, think again. Here are just a few differences.
A Multiple Species Mix. Not Just 90% Nasonia
Fly Predators are a mix of up to three species. None of which is Nasonia, which historically has made up 90% of Fly Eliminators. Our three species have complimentary characteristics. Some travel farther, some dig deeper, some are far bigger. Even though Nasonia costs less to produce, Arbico is the only US insectory producing it for large animal fly control.
Scientific Tests Show Nasonia Is Ineffective For Large Animal Fly Control
When reviewing all published scientific studies using fly parasites for fly control we could find (total of 42 so far), only one listed Nasonia as effective for fly control (with chickens), while eight determined Nasonia was ineffective for large animals. By comparison for the species included in Fly Predators, good efficacy for all kinds of animals was shown in 25 of 27 studies for species in the genus Spalangia and 18 of 23 studies for species in the genus Muscidifurax.
Fly Eliminators Are Cheaper. Not Really!
Our ads emphasise good fly control and how to achieve it. Arbico’s ads emphasize “Low Price”. Arbico’s single shipments do cost a little less, however, your real cost is determined by how many of them are needed over a season. Arbico’s “recommended” programs almost always have more shipments than we find are needed for Fly Predators. Directly comparing schedules for hundreds of zip codes, Fly Eliminators were 18%-29% MORE expensive on average than Fly Predators for a season. Cheaper shipments are no bargain if your total cost is more.
Tried Fly Eliminators But They Didn’t Work?
If you tried Fly Eliminators and weren’t satisfied, don’t give up on biological control. It is the best way to control flies. This year use real Fly Predators and see what a big difference our little bugs make!