PYthon Insecticidal Fly Tag

PYthon insecticidal ear tags for cattle provide control of Buffalo Fly for up to 16 weeks, aid in the control of Biting Lice and aids in the control of Paralysis Tick for up to 42 days.

Product type

Fly Tag

Active ingredient

Zeta-cypermethrin 100 g/kg, Piperonyl Butoxide - Technical 200 g/kg

Pack sizes

20tags, 100tags, 500tags

Pest type

Buffalo Fly, (Haematobia irritans exigua)

Cattle Biting Lice (Damalinia bovis)

Paralysis Tick (Ixodes holocyclus)

Withholding periods

Meat Nil
Milk Nil
Export Slaughter Interval Zero


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Advantages of the PYthon Fly Tags

  • Fly tags are the only treatment that gives sustained long-term control of Buffalo Fly - sprays and pour-ons only have temporary results.
  • For use on beef and dairy cattle, including newborn calves and lactating dairy cattle
  • Rapid results - usually eliminating Buffalo Fly within 1 day
  • Light weight - 9.5 grams - allows it to be used on cattle of all ages including new born calves
  • Is rainfast and dipfast and can be used in conjunction with other pesticide and medicinal applications
  • Registered on multiple pests including Buffalo Fly, Biting Lice and Paralysis Tick.

All Y-Tex  Fly Tags need to be applied using the Y-Tex Ultra Tagger or by using the Y-Tex Adapter Pin with another tagger.

What are Buffalo Fly?

The blood-sucking Buffalo Fly can cause severe irritation in cattle affecting weight gain, milk production and hide value.

The Y-Tex Insecticidal Ear Tag Strategy

An insecticidal ear tag rotation strategy is important to prevent Buffalo Fly becoming resistant to commonly used insecticides.

The economic benefits of Buffalo Fly control

Implementing a long-term fly control strategy has many positive economic benefits.