Kunafin  06/12/19 3:54:43 PM


What is Kunafin?

Since 1959, Kunafin is a family-owned company based in Texas, and is a leader in the fly parasite business. Kunafin provides fly parasites to a wide variety of operations ranging from dairies to poultry operations. For the past decade, Sherwood Elevator has teamed up with Kunafin as a Wisconsin dealer. Our staff will create a fly management program to meet your individual needs.  Please contact us for an evaluation and price quote.



How Do Fly Parasites Work?

Fly parasites disrupt the fly life cycle by seeking out fly pupae and actually laying their own eggs inside. The parasites' larvae then consume the fly larvae and hatch to repeat the process on another fly pupae. They work on several species of flies commonly associated with animals. Most importantly, they do NOT harm humans or animals. The fly parasites are delivered directly to you through the mail, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.  It is reccomended to spread the parasites in any fly breeding areas, most commonly in calf pens or hutches, bedding packs, manure piles, and spoiled feed areas. Starting in the spring before the flies show up, through the fall when the cooler weather arrives, is the best time for using the parasites.

 


What Results Can I Expect?

The Kunafin fly parasites will kill roughly 85% of the flies on the farm. What most people don't realize is that a vast majority of the flies on the farm are yet to be hatched. The adult flies that we see only make up about 15% of the total flies on the farm. The parasites work their way down into the bedding and maure to search out the unhatched flies and kill them before they hatch. By doing so it drastically reduces the amount of harmful chemicals and poisons needed to kill adult flies. You will see a visible difference in the amount of flies. The Kunafin program is very economical and works to eliminate the fly problem before it starts. Please contact us today to discuss a fly management program that will fit your operation.

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