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New Fly Control Really Works
"There is no escape for flies with this new system. It really works," says a spokesman for Accudose, a sprinkler-like system that you install inside livestock barns, poultry houses and other buildings for automatic fly control.
Developed and manufactured by Cessco, headquartered at Charlotte, N.C., the new system is permanently installed. It operates on a electronic timer to automatically fog the interior of the building at pre-set intervals with a blanket of insecticide called Synergized Pyrethrins.
In most installations, the automatic timer is set to go off at 3:00 a.m. when flies are resting on the ceiling. The 20 second fogging completely covers all flies, no matter in which direction they fly in attempting to avoid the deadly fog.
The Accudose system can be installed in virtually any type building, using numerous insecticide formulations for the control of an unlimited variety of insects, especially flies. One electronic timer controls frequency of treatments, a second dispenses the accurate dosage.
The compact dispensing unit measures 18 x 10 x 51/z in. The usual recommended application for flies is 2 grams of spray per 1000 cu. ft. of space. "Most buildings or barns generally require a daily spraying for two weeks to gain control. After that, the system is set to spray every fourth or fifth day to retain control," the manufacturer explains.
What does it cost?
As an example, a 30 x 100 x 10 ft. building would contain 6,000 cu. ft. and would require: Two 4-nozzle valves plus tubing, wiring, check valves, shutoff valves, a timing device and other miscellaneous components for a total cost of about $525, less installation which most farmers handle themselves.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cessco Chemical and Equipment Sales, Insect Division, Box 12452, Charlotte, N.C. 28205 (ph 704-375-9824).

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