Blowflies are attracted to lay their eggs on areas of soiling or damage (wounds) on the animal, or on carcasses. Therefore, the key to blowfly control is to minimise breeding opportunities by:
So what preventative treatments are available?
There are only three groups of actives available for blowfly control:
Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs) are not insecticidal, and instead work by preventing the harmless first stage blowfly larvae developing into the damaging second and third stage maggots that are responsible for flystrike.
The Elanco CLiK™ portfolio, made up of CLiK™ EXTRA, CLiK™ and CLiKZiN™ are IGRs. These are the only products to benefit from FleeceBind™, a a technology that allows the product to spread and bind to give full fleece protection*, minimising the risk of fly strike.
The CLiK™ portfolio of IGRs break the blowfly lifecycle:
Organophosphates (OPs) and Synthetic Pyrethroids (SPs) are insecticidal - they kill adult and larval stages of the blowfly on contact. The Elanco blowfly portfolio is completed with the synthetic pyrethroid Crovect™.
Unsure which product to use when? Check which is most appropriate for your blowfly prevention here.
What is FleeceBind?
CLiK family application video
CLiK® EXTRA 65 mg/ml Pour-On Suspension for sheep contains dicyclanil and is indicated for the prevention of blowfly strike on sheep caused by Lucilia sericata or Wohlfahrtia magnifica.
CLiK® Pour-On for sheep contains 5% (w/v) dicyclanil and is indicated for the prevention of blowfly strike due to Lucilia sericata or Wohlfahrtia magnifica on sheep
CLiKZiN® Pour-On Suspension for Sheep contains the active ingredient dicyclanil and is indicated for the prevention of blowfly strike on sheep due to Lucilia sericata.
Crovect® Pour-On for sheep contains 1.25% (w/v) cypermethrin (cis:trans/80:20). For the treatment and control of headflies, tick infestation with a persistent efficacy of 10 weeks (the majority of ticks killed within 3 hours) and treatment of biting lice in sheep. Also for the prevention and treatment of blowfly strike in sheep.
Legal category for all: POM-VPS
Information regarding the side effects, precautions, warnings and contra-indications can be found in product packaging and leaflets; further information can also be found in the Summary of Product Characteristics. PM-UK-21-0266
CLiK® EXTRA, CLiK®, CLiKZiN®, FleeceBind™, Elanco™ and the diagonal bar™ logo are trademarks of Elanco or its affiliates. Use medicines responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible). Advice should be sought from the prescriber prior to use.
*Spreads to areas covered by fleece, other areas may not be protected, including the feet.
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