In general flies are attracted by an anaerobic environment, which one finds where faeces occur or any rotting takes place. Furthermore flies are attracted to any form of housing for animals. WHEREVER YOU FIND ANAEROBIC, PATHOGENIC CONDITIONS YOU FIND FLIES AND THAT IS THE DANGER - AS THEY CARRY THE PATHOGENS TO OTHER ANIMALS AND PLACES – THEY BREED IN THESE MANURE HEAPS AND THE PROBLEM BECOMES BIGGER AND BIGGER. If you use a chemical you do too much harm to the total farm environment (amongst others, all microbes, good and bad are killed, the balance is gone) - the manure dam becomes anaerobic and should not be used anymore for fertilization.
To reduce the fly population proper waste management is necessary. We have to break the breeding cycle. We have to make it impossible for them to breed. If this is done properly, within a short while the total fly population will drastically reduce.
To change these anaerobic conditions you need to see that the aerobic bacteria multiply tremendously and by doing so create oxygen, suppressing the anaerobic bacteria, breaking down the organic material, eliminate the pathogens and toxins - and that you achieve with a product called penac-k or penac-g.
When regularly applying penac-k to fresh manure it will inhibit flies from laying their eggs and breeding there. You will notice that from breeding cycle to breeding cycle the number of flies will reduce dramatically. If necessary use more penac-k or try to mix it with some penac-t in equal parts (we are only making these suggestions because recently due to atmospheric disturbances we experienced a few problems). It does not help very much to spray the waste after several days, because by that time the eggs and larvae are already developing. It would then only stop more flies from settling there.
In stables we, after cleaning, spray the walls and floor with 3g penac-k/m², put then the bedding in and spray that also - result: no flies, no break-down and loss of nitrogen, no ammonia AND the bedding can stay in much longer which saves labor costs and bedding material. So all the negative aspects are eliminated.
But in stables there are also slurry canals, which release ammonia, block the pipes etc. These canals are treated with 1 to 1,5 kg of penac-g per 100m³ slurry - results as above.
Usually when we get to a farm for the first time we find a manure dam with a thick crust on top. The farmer cannot utilize this manure, so for him it is a problem waste - but really it is the best and cheapest fertilizer he can get (Being able to use this fertilizer would give him much better and more nutritious growth). Since he has no means of utilizing this natural fertilizer, he sees himself forced to spend enormous amounts of money to buy chemical fertilizer.
Under this crust everything is anaerobic (pathogenic). Our first action will be to bring 1 to 1,5 kg/100m³ penac-g under the crust - and now we wait.
Within 4 - 6 weeks (provided he did not use too much chemicals which have killed all the natural bacteria) the crust will dissolve, the manure becomes liquid, aerobe, free of toxins and pathogens -and he has the best natural fertilizer. In farms where the canal system is used the farmer will never have to treat the dam again as now he makes double use of the penac-g by applying it already in the canals to get the best possible stable climate.
Lots of problems are solved, water is saved (we do not need to flush stables anymore), less labor, better stable climate - healthier animals, better meat, less mortality etc.
Dry manure or other rotting material is treated with 40g/m³ penac-k – this changes everything into an aerobic condition - end product: a compost of highest quality without any pathogens etc.
DON'T FORGET; RODENTS AND FLIES ARE ONLY FOUND IN ANAEROBIC CONDITIONS - NEVER IN HEALTHY AEROBE SURROUNDINGS.
Some people buy compost for very high prices.
Allow me to say, that many of the products sold as compost are not of good quality (smell on it and you will see).
Penac-g and penac-k sell for R330.00 (excl VAT) for the 2kg packs.
To turn one cubic meter of ordinary water into a healthy most valuable fertilising compost will cost you R7.60 – how much does it cost to buy an equally good product?
The products come from Germany and are used in 27 countries. The products are absolutely natural, contain no additives as e.g. enzymes and 'alien' bacteria. The reason why we need so little is because these products all act as catalysts releasing their information to the water molecules in which the penac is mixed in before application.
You see how easy the fly problem can be solved and due to that many other problems become absolute.
Flies are the main cause for the distribution of many animal diseases
Flies like to breed in anaerobic manure
Flies bother humans and animals
These problems can be eliminated - without chemicals.
Tip - In case of adverse weather conditions such as thunderstorms, lightning, strong atmospheric turbulence or very hot periods it seems as if for this period of time penac-k is not as effective as we are used to. The Mother Company suggests increasing the penac-k and maybe shortening the intervals of application. A further suggestion is to mix penac-k and penac-t in equal parts and use that mixture as the fly deterrent. Compost, soil and manure heaps are not affected by these conditions. When weather conditions are normal again, penac-k shows its usual effectiveness.