Cage and aviary bird keepers no longer need to be concerned
about avian insect pests according to veterinarians at the Vetafarm
Research Facility in Wagga Wagga, Australia, who have developed
a new residual insecticide and insect growth regulator for cage
and aviary birds.
Insect Liquidator" (AIL) is promised by company veterinarian
and marketing manager to control a wide range of insect pests
including flies, lice and cockroaches as well as arachnids such
as spiders and mites.
|MOTILE BIRD LICE, COMMON AROUND BASE OF TAIL
Dr Gestier said "While effectively controlling insects, AIL
would not cause harm to the health and fertility of mature birds,
fledglings, or eggs".
"The beauty of this product is that it can be safety and effectively
applied to birds and their cages at any stage of their breeding
cycle and at any stage of the insects lifecycle" said Dr Gestier.
"AIL is effective on young insects before and after hatching,
as well as on mature insects", he said.
Detailed research has already proven AIL to be effective in
controlling insects. A study on the effectiveness of AIL on
lice in caged birds demonstrated AIL to eliminate lice from
birds at the recommended dose rate of 1:20 dilution, during
which time numbers of lice on birds in control cages (no treatment)
were shown to increase by up to 90%.
Where treated birds were returned to untreated cages in which
they were in close contact with infected birds, the treated
birds remained free of lice for seven weeks after treatment.
||FEATHER LICE, BETWEEN THE BARBS OF PRIMARY
The active ingredients in AIL are combined to produce a treatment
which overcomes insect pests through direct toxicity as well
as through hormonal intervention.
One of the active ingredients in AIL, Permethrin, is a broad
spectrum insecticide which, when mixed with Piperonyl Butoxide
(PBO), achieves a greater effect on insects than the effect
of either of the two chemicals alone. Methoprene, the third
active ingredient, is a synthetic juvenile insect hormone that
gives AIL its residual effect and is potent in preventing the
growth of juvenile insects.
The unique wetting agent present in AIL allows rapid penetration
into birds feathers so that the active chemicals come into close
contact with the undesirable insects.
Available in 100 ml and 500 mL ready-to-use spray container
or as a concentrate which can be diluted in a pump pack, it
is recommended that the AIL be applied by spraying birds and
their environment completely, with particular attention given
to cracks and crevices where insects hide and breed.
Developed due to the need for insecticides that would be free
of organophosphates and thus that would be non-toxic to avians,
AIL promises to treat birds harmlessly and effectively.
Trials have shown that AIL is safe when used on birds even
at twice recommended strength.
Containing no hydrocarbons, AIL will not cause any damage to
birds eyes or lungs and is safe even if sprayed near food and
information please contact The Birdcare Company, 21-22 Spring
Mill Industrial Estate, Avening Road, Nailsworth. Glos GL6 0BS.
Tel Int + 44 1453 835330. Fax Int + 44 1453 834302. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org