Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of facilities benefit from using an automatic insect control system?
What size system will I need for my application?
The Fly Guy offers four different system sizes, all UL Listed. The systems are made by Pro-Tech Livestock the only company that offers such a variety, guarantee of quality and price range. Call The Fly Guy for assistance(1-800-423-8621)
How many spray nozzles do I need for my facility?
In horse barns, we normally suggest one misting nozzle for each approximate 12′ x 12′ stall plus a few in the aisles, doorways and grooming and wash areas. Each nozzle will control approximately 1,000 to 1,500 Cu. Ft. of airspace, depending on the normal air currents in your facility.
What is the system warranty?
The model SS10 has a one-year warranty. Modes SS50, SS100 and SS150 all have two year warranties. (Warranty requires that you only use solutions sold by The Fly Guy). The Fly Guy leads the way in quality and features and the warranty shows our confidence in your satisfaction.
What is the name of The Fly Guy's natural insecticide and what is it made from?
The name is Py-Tech, our dependable year in and year out performer. Py-Tech contains two active ingredients, one of which is pyrethrum, derived from a specific member of the Chrysanthemum Family. The other is an extract of the sassafras root. The actives are combined with an emulsion system, which prevents product separation. The final additive is deionized water. Py-Tech is purposely formulated without adding inexpensive petroleum distillate fillers. There will be no oily walls or floors to contend with and no petroleum to ingest.
Can I install my own system?
Yes! Excellent instructions are provided, however, The Fly Guy is highly qualified and trained to provide professional installation and maintenance of your fly control system.
How long will my fly spray last before I will need a refill?
The finely machined spray nozzles each emit approximately 1.1 ounces per minute at 160 p.s.i. The average customer sprays about three minutes total per day (e.g. 6 times per day at 30 seconds per application.) This equates to a usage of about one gallon per nozzle per month. (e.g. A 15 nozzle system with a 30-gallon reservoir would need to be refilled every two months.)
What kind of maintenance does the system require?
- Before each refill we suggest that you clean your suction filter with water.
- In areas of the country that experience hard freezing conditions, we recommend you winterize your system. This simple procedure should take less than 30 minutes once a year. Call for details.
- When Spring arrives, we suggest cleaning out your reservoir before mixing up a new batch of fly spray.
- Replace old nozzle tips when necessary.
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P.O. Box 5657
Norco, CA 92860