PYthon MAXIMA Insecticidal Ear Tag

PYthon MAXIMA insecticidal ear tags for cattle combine a larger tag and a sustained-release formula to target Buffalo Fly for up to 12 weeks and aids in control of Nuisance Fly and Biting Lice. 

Product type

Fly Tag

Active ingredient

Zeta-cypermethrin s-enantiomer 10%, Piperonyl Butoxide - Technical 90%

Pack sizes

20tags, 100tags, 500tags, 1000 tags

Pest type

Buffalo Fly (Haematobia irritans exigua)

Nuisance Fly

Cattle Biting Lice (Damalinia bovis)

Withholding periods

Meat Nil
Milk Nil
Export Slaughter Interval Zero


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Advantages of PYthon MAXIMA Fly Tags

  • Fly Tags are the only fly treatment that give sustained long-term control of Buffalo Fly — sprays and pour-ons only have temporary results.
  • For use on beef and dairy cattle, including lactating dairy cattle
  • The larger 15.4 gram tag is designed for extended insecticide release resulting in sustained pest control potency.
  • An excellent tool for rotation with other insecticides to reduce insecticidal resistance
  • Environmentally friendly form of insecticide application as there is no risk of spillage and overdosing.

All Y-Tex Fly Tags need to be applied using the Y-Tex Ultra Tagger or by using the Y-Tex Adaptor 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 flies 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.