To Larvicide or Not: Is That The Question?

By Mike Catangui, Ph. D

Although adult flies present a more imminent danger in terms of disease transmission in livestock and humans, one should not overlook the fact that adult flies come from fly larvae or maggots breeding within a few distance away from where adult flies are being observed. And in terms of number of individuals per unit area, flies in the larval stage represent over 80 percent of the population in the environment.


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Deformed house fly pupae caused by cyromazine (a moulting disruptor IGR). Photo: Mike Catangui

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Mike Catangui, Ph. D

Entomologist, Parasitologist
MWI Animal Health
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