THERE IS A ‘CONFUSED FLOUR BEETLE’ BUT THERE ALSO APPEARS TO BE CONFUSION OVER A SMALL FLY -Drosophila spp.
“Drain flies” or “fermentation flies” are accepted coverall names for vinegar fly, phorid fly and moth fly (no one fly is called a drain or fermentation fly).
The vinegar fly, Drosophila spp (sometimes called the common fruit fly) should not be confused with flies belonging to the family Tephritidae which are the fruit flies that are economic pests in fruit production, such as the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni.
Starycide residual = long term results with low toxicity
Include in your Flea and Cockroach treatments for outstanding results.
By Jeffrey Einam, Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Bayer Environmental Science, ANZ
Starycide is a registered product for control of fleas, cockroaches and silverfish. It can best be described as an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) and is designed primarily as a tank mix partner with residual sprays.
What makes Starycide different to most other registered IGR’s on the market?
The main differences between Starycide and other IGR’s are its mode of action and its residual control.
There’s a beetle in my soup!
A very large (covering more than a hectare) modern complex in northern Australia had a problem with beetles and their frass appearing on tablecloths when they were set for functions. The beetle was small, reddish-brown, covered with fine hairs, oval shape with no visible head when viewed from above.
Think Before You Spray
When properties are challenged by termites pest managers are constantly faced with a need to know construction methods from yesteryear through to the modern day. On older homes the replacement of the outside loo may give termites access whereas determining the type of concrete slab is critical in planning treatment of modern homes.