Galoprid insecticide formulated for the poultry industry, provides premise control of darkling beetles (Alphitobius diaperinus).
The darkling beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), is a significant pest in poultry worldwide. Though these beetles are small, their importance as a poultry pest is enormous. Some of the major concerns associated with these beetles are the impact that they can have on bird health, food safety, and occupational sensitivity of personnel in direct contact with them. The darkling beetle is a known reservoir and vector of various foodborne disease agents, along with numerous poultry pathogens and parasites, which are acquired by the bird through consumption of adult and immature beetle stages.
Imidacloprid is a member of the neonicotinoid class of insecticides, based on compounds produced by tobacco plants.
Imidacloprid, targets the nervous system of the insect, acting as an agonist to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. This leads to overstimulation of the nervous system causing convulsions, paralysis, and death.
Imidacloprid 350 g/L
Galoprid is an insecticide of the neonicotinoid group that acts as a stomach and contract toxin and is used to control Alphitobius diaperinus in empty hen houses.
|Administration and dosage||
Dilute with water 1:200 (500 ml in 100 L water) and spray the hen house walls thoroughly. If contamination is high, spray the entire structure (floor, walls and ceiling). Spraying should take place immediately after hens are removed from the hen house, after removing a strip of lining adjacent to and around the walls. Structure may be re-populated 24 hours after spraying.