CONTROL FLIES AT THE SOURCE
SOLITUDE® IGR is a feed-through fly preventive that helps keep flies, and the diseases they can bring, away from your horses. SOLITUDE IGR passes through the manure of treated horses to prevent flies from developing into adults by inhibiting the development of the exoskeleton in fly larvae.
Add one scoop of SOLITUDE IGR into your horse’s daily ration to create a nearly fly-free environment in four to six weeks. Cyromazine, the active ingredient in SOLITUDE IGR, safely passes through the horse’s system and is excreted in the manure — stopping the life cycle of house and stable flies at the source.
HOW IT WORKS
- SOLITUDE IGR is fed daily to the horse and is excreted in the manure.
- House and stable flies lay their eggs in the manure, and the eggs hatch into the larval (maggot) stage.
- As the maturing larvae feed on the treated manure, they become unable to develop into adult flies because cyromazine, the active ingredient in SOLITUDE IGR, inhibits formation of chitin. Chitin is the base of the fly’s exoskeleton.
- The immature flies die.
WHEN TO FEED
Flies typically begin appearing and breeding once temperatures rise above 50°F. In more temperate climates, house and stable flies may breed year-round with peak populations occurring during humid months. Refer to the map to help determine the most effective time to use SOLITUDE IGR where you live.