Kunafin "The Insectary " Kunafin has over 60 years of expertise in developing ‘fly parasites’ that are completely harmless to humans and animals…but deadly to flies!
How Serious Are Flies To Your Health & The Health of Your Horse?
World health officials have often characterized the common housefly as the most dangerous insect on Earth! By breeding in the filth and refuse of animals and humans, the fly transmits many dangerous viruses and other disease causing bacteria. Many species bite humans and animals, in addition to their propensity to spread disease. Ridding your farm, stalls and pastures of flies, will do a great deal to help prevent internal parasite infestations (when horses eat fly larvae found in manure and pastures), the spreading of germs and bacteria and irritation for both you and your horse!
Who Is Kunafin?
Kunafin is family owned and operated. The insectary was founded by Joe and Frank Junfin. Joe, an entomologist trained in Europe, and Frank, and is graduate of Texas A&M in entomology! Started in 1959 Kunafin has been producing and supplying beneficial insects for Biological Integrated Insect Control (BIIC) programs. Kunafin has been a pioneer in the field of BIIC and began some of the first Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in the United States.
Kunafin has attained a well-deserved reputation for straightforward representation of BIIC programs. We do not over sell our capabilities and we do not make unrealistic promises. It is important to realize that NO method of insect control is 100% effective, including the use of the most powerful insecticides. BIIC is no exception, but it has proven to be the most COST-EFFECTIVE and the only method that gives consistent, long-term control of pest insects.
What Is It That Makes Kunafin Different From Competitors?
There ARE differences with Kunafin and understanding those differences help making Kunafin YOUR Choice for Biological Integrated Insect Control easy!
1. 1 Cup v. 1 Quart - More & Better Parasites: Kunafin uses and advocates the use of more numbers of the correct mix of fly parasites and have worked very hard to make this feasible to you by giving the best prices for the most numbers. Some providers offer you free shipments, down the road. Kunafin would rather give you your freebies up front and put more fly parasites in every bag!
2. Buy from the Source and Save: Kunafin can offer the best value in Fly Parasites because we personally harvest fly parasites and mass produce them in our huge insectiary. You save because there is no middle man.
3. Kunafin advocates BIICM: Since 1959, Kunafin has been your best source for your ideal Biological Integrated Insect Control Program.
4. Staff Entomologists: Call (800) 832-1113 for a FREE consultation with a staff entomologist.
5. Weekly releases versus any other regime: With the life cycle of the fly being approximately 7-10 days from egg to adult, going for lengthy periods without releasing fly parasites, only allows the emergence of more flies and thus increased problems and increased use of fly bait due to more adults. Good healthy adult flies can live up to 30 days.
6. Consulting/Education: It's all about you! Kunafin works with you, keeping in mind your particular needs and situation.
What Is A Fly Parasite?
Fly parasites are minute insects that live off of fly larvae. They are completely harmless to both humans and animals. They are released in the moist areas of your property. These fly parasites seek out the pupae -immature stage of the fly- (baby flies!). Once the fly parasite finds the fly pupae, it "stings" by piercing the shell of the maggot pupae with it's ovipositor and lays it's own eggs inside the pupae, thus killing the developing fly and drastically reduces the fly population!
What Effect Do Fly Parasites Have?
Nature has provided biological control for flies. FLY PARASITES! These tiny USDA approved beneficial insects seek out the fly pupae and lay their eggs inside as part of their own reproductive cycle. The fly parasite larvae consumes the pest fly's larvae. The adult fly parasite emerges and will repeat the cycle, seeking out other fly pupae.
How Do I Get Started?
The professionals at Kunafin believe in an "All Around" beneficial "Program" custom built around your specific needs. We strive to provide Continuous Service to our customer Before, During, and After! Every situation is different so we like to discuss each situation personally. Our Entomologists and Consultants are here to answer any questions you may have about your particular situation. We want to work for you and with you to create the best, most economical, Biological Integrated Insect Control Program.You can call us toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and let our Entomologist, Frank Junfin or one of ours Consultants custom design a "Program" around your needs.
What About Other Parasites Besides Flies? Good question! Kunafin has other beneficial insects to help keep your 'pests' under control!
Fly parasites attack several species of filth-breeding flies commonly associated with animals. They live on and near manure and garbage waste disposal sites, going completely unnoticed by humans or animals. Read more
Trichogramma are among the smallest of insects, having a wingspread of about 1/50th of an inch. Despite its size, it is an efficient destroyer of eggs of many moth and butterflies, which are the leaf-eaters in the larval stage. These parasitic insects disperse readily in their search for over 200 species of eggs to parasitize. The Trichogramma seeks out eggs, but does not feed on or harm vegetation. It is effective tool because it kills its host before the plant can be damaged.
Lacewings: The most abundant are the common green Lacewing (Chrysopa carnea) and the green Lacewing (Chrysopa rufilabris).The adults are about 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, and are yellowish-green with golden eyes and large, delicate netted wings. The Lacewing lays her eggs on foliage. The eggs are oval, pale green in color, and are attached to the end of a hair-like stem. In a few days they hatch. The tiny larvae that emerges has a voracious appetite and will feed on aphids, small worms, insect eggs, mites, thrips, immature whitefly, and other insects.
Call Kunafin Today!
The friendly professionals at Kunafin will help you find a program that is right for you and your situation. Fly Predators are the most cost effective way to help keep down wanted pests at your barn. Call or email Kunafin today and they will help you get started!
Contact: Frank & Adele Junfin
P.O. Box 190
Quemado, Texas 78877 Phone: 800-832-1113 Email: Website: Click Here To Connect
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