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OxyFly Insecticide

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OxyFly Insecticide

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Novartis (Farm Animal)

For use in, on, and around buildings and structures for the control of listed pests.

Active Ingredient:

[1α(S*),3α(Z)] - (±) - cyano - (3 - phenoxyphenyl)methyl - 3 - (2 - chloro - 3,3,3 - trifluoro - 1 - propenyl) - 2,2 - dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate


Other Ingredients:




1Synthetic pyrethroid, capsule suspension (microencapsulated)



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EPA Reg. No. 100-1066-70585

EPA Est. 61282-WI-1

First Aid

If on skin or clothing - Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

If in eyes - Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

If swallowed - Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Do not give any liquid to the person. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

If Inhaled - Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Hot Line Number

For 24-Hour Medical Emergency Assistance (Human or Animal)

Call 1-800-637-0281

Or Chemical Emergency Assistance (Spill, Leak, Fire or Accident)

Call 1-800-424-9300

Precautionary Statements

Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals

OxyFly Insecticide Caution

Harmful if absorbed through skin. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic skin reactions in some individuals. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Avoid breathing spray mist or vapor. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling, and before eating, drinking, chewing gum or using tobacco. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

Environmental Hazards

This product is extremely toxic to fish. Do not contaminate water when cleaning equipment or disposing of equipment washwater. Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present, or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Apply this product only as specified on the label. When making applications, care should be used to avoid household pets, particularly fish and reptile pets.

This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area.

Physical And Chemical Hazards

Do not use this product in or on electrical equipment due to the possibility of shock hazard.

Conditions Of Sale And Limitation Of Warranty And Liability

NOTICE: Read the entire Directions for Use and Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and Liability before buying or using this product. If the terms are not acceptable, return the product at once, unopened, and the purchase price will be refunded.

The Directions for Use of this product must be followed carefully. It is impossible to eliminate all risks inherently associated with the use of this product. Injury, ineffectiveness or other unintended consequences may result because of such factors as manner of use or application, weather conditions, presence of other materials or other influencing factors in the use of the product, which are beyond the control of NOVARTIS ANIMAL HEALTH US, Inc. (NAHUS) or Seller. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Buyer and User agree to hold NAHUS and Seller harmless for any claims relating to such factors.

NAHUS warrants that this product conforms to the chemical description on the label and is reasonably fit for the purposes stated in the Directions for Use, when used in accordance with directions under normal use conditions. To the extent permitted by applicable law: 1) this warranty does not extend to the use of the product contrary to label instructions, or under conditions not reasonably foreseeable to or beyond the control of Seller or NAHUS, and (2) Buyer and User assume the risk of any such use. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NAHUS MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE NOR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCEPT AS WARRANTED BY THE LABEL.


NAHUS and Seller offer this product, and Buyer and User accept it, subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale and Limitations of Warranty and of Liability, which may not be modified except by written agreement signed by a duly authorized representative of NAHUS.

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

This product is restricted for use in the State of New York.

Storage And Disposal


Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal. Open dumping is prohibited. Do not reuse empty container.


Keep container closed when not in use. Do not store near food or feed. Shake well before use. Protect from freezing. In case of spill or leak on floor or paved surfaces, soak up with sand, earth, or synthetic absorbent. Remove to chemical waste storage area until proper disposal can be made.

Pesticide Disposal

Pesticide wastes are toxic. Improper disposal of excess pesticide, spray mixture, or rinsate is a violation of Federal law. If these wastes cannot be disposed of by use according to label instructions, contact your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or the Hazardous Waste representative of the nearest EPA Regional Office for guidance.

Container Disposal

Completely empty container into application equipment. Triple rinse (or equivalent), then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of empty container in a sanitary landfill, or by other procedures approved by state and local authorities.

General Information: Structural And Perimeter Pest Control

For use as a general surface, crack and crevice, or spot treatment in, on, and around buildings and structures and their immediate surroundings, and on modes of transport. Permitted areas of use include, but are not limited to, entries, factories, fencing, floor drains (that lead to sewers), food granaries, food grain mills, garbage rooms, industrial buildings, laboratories, livestock/poultry housing, landscape vegetation, locker rooms, machine rooms, pet kennels, storage rooms, sewers (dry), trailers, trucks, utility passages, and warehouses.

For indoor applications, retreat at 21 day intervals or as necessary to maintain control.

Mixing Instructions

OxyFly is intended for dilution with water for application using hand-held or power-operated application equipment as a coarse spray for crack and crevice or spot and general surface treatments. Application equipment that delivers low volume treatments, such as the Micro-Injector® or Actisol® applicator, may also be used to make crack and crevice or spot and general surface treatments. Fill applicator tank with the desired volume of water and add OxyFly. Close and shake before use in order to ensure proper mixing. Shake or reagitate applicator tank before use if application is interrupted. Mix only amount of treatment volume as required. A general surface treatment of OxyFly may be applied by using a paintbrush or other porous applicator attached to a handle.

Tank Mixing

OxyFly may be tank mixed with other currently registered pesticides unless expressly prohibited by the product label. A small volume mixing test with the other products is recommended to ensure compatibility. If mixed with sanitizers, OxyFly should be added to the tank first. If other chemicals are added to the applicator tank, OxyFly should be added last. If mixed with EC formulations, use within 24 hrs. Fill tank to desired volume and continue to agitate while making applications.

OxyFly may be tank mixed with an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR).

Observe all restrictions and precautions which appear on the labels of these products.

Foam Applications

OxyFly may be converted to a foam and the foam used to treat structural voids to control or prevent pests including ants, bees, termites (above ground only), wasps, or other arthropods harboring in walls, under slabs, or in other void areas.



Concentration of A.I.

Dilution Rate

Ants, Bedbugs (adult), Bees, Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Carpenter Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Cigarette Beetles, Clover Mites, Cockroaches1, Confused Flour Beetles, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebrats, Fleas2, Flies, Lesser Grain Borers, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Red Flour Beetles, Rice Weevil, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders, Termites (above ground only), Ticks, Wasps

0.015% - 0.03%

0.015%: 0.2 fl. oz. (6mL)/gal. of water

0.03%: 0.4 fl. oz. (12mL)/gal. of water

Cockroaches1, Crickets6, Flies5*, Litter Beetles3 (such as Darkling, Hide and Carrion), Mosquitoes4, Pillbugs, Scorpions, Spiders6, Spider Mites (Two-spotted, Spruce), Ticks6


0.8 fl. oz. (24mL)/gal. of water

*Not approved for use in California at the high rate.

1 For cockroaches, the recommended rate for maintenance treatments is 0.015% and for clean-out treatments is 0.03%. For control of SEVERE infestations, use 0.06% rate.

2 For outdoor use only and use 0.03% rate.

3 For control of LIGHT beetle infestations, use 0.03% rate.

4 For residual control, use 0.06% rate.

5 Rates for flies may be increased to 0.06% when environmental conditions are severe and/or populations are high.

6 For clean-out/severe infestations, use 0.06% rate.

Specific Use Directions


Apply to any trails around doors and windows and other places where ants may be found. For best results, locate and treat nests. Where ants are trailing inside, apply as a residual surface treatment to active areas such as baseboards, corners, around pipes, in and behind cabinets, behind and under refrigerators, sinks, furnaces and stoves, cracks and crevices. When combining baits and residual surface insecticides, apply surface insecticides in cracks and crevices, along baseboards, and infested surfaces and outside barrier treatments. Treatment of perimeter landscaping can reduce honeydew-producing insects and limit this ant food source. Use baits in other areas that are untreated by residual insecticides; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebrats, Silverfish, And Spiders

Apply as a coarse, low pressure spray to areas where these pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, cabinets, behind and under refrigerators, furniture, sinks, furnaces and stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Bees, Flies, Mosquitoes And Wasps

Apply directly to walls, ceilings, window screens, and other resting areas as a residual surface treatment. May be used inside buildings as well as in and around garages and storage sheds; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use. Use caution when treating nests of stinging insects as OxyFly does not provide instant knockdown. Protective equipment for the applicator may be required. For best results, treat bee, wasp and hornet nests late in the day when most insects will be present. Allow 2-3 days for colony to die and retreat if necessary.

For mosquito control, apply as a general structural perimeter spray to landscape plantings and building foundations to control mosquitoes. Yards or other frequented areas enclosed by landscaping can benefit from the creation of a mosquito barrier to reduce invading mosquitoes by the treatment of perimeter vegetation. For best results, apply OxyFly at recommended rates in 2-5 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft.

Carpenter Bees

Apply coarse spray to thoroughly wet wood surfaces where bees have been previously active or to provide protection against further damage. Apply early in the spring to prevent bees from invading wood. When bees have infested wood, surface applications can help control embedded larvae and bees that emerge from the wood. Applications can be made on a monthly basis to maintain protection of treated areas.

Pantry Pests (i.e., Carpet Beetle, Cigarette Beetle, Confused Flour Beetle, Lesser Grain Borer, Red Flour Beetle, Rice Weevil, And Saw-toothed Grain Beetle)

Apply to cupboards, shelving, and storage areas. Remove all utensils, uncovered foodstuffs (or any having original package opened), and shelf paper before making application. Allow treated surfaces to dry and cover shelves with clean paper before replacing any utensils, foodstuff, or other items. Any foodstuff accidentally contaminated with treatment solution should be destroyed.

Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Millipedes, Pillbugs, And Sowbugs

Apply around doors and windows and other places where these pests may be found or where they may enter premises. Treat baseboards, storage areas, and other locations. Apply barrier treatments to prevent infestation as described below; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Fleas And Ticks

To control nuisance fleas and ticks (e.g. dog ticks) apply to kennels, yards, runs, and other areas where pets may frequent. For best coverage to control ticks, apply using a coarse fan spray to vegetation brush, branches, rock walls, and other areas near habitation where ticks may harbor or frequent. Treat entire area rather than making spot treatments, and retreat as necessary to maintain control. Do not apply to pasture or cropland, and do not allow animals and people access to treated areas until the deposit has dried. Applications can be made on a monthly basis, beginning in the spring and can continue until frost to control both larvae and adult ticks. Also, treat pets with a product registered for flea and tick control. See Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Cluster Flies

Apply in late summer or early fall before flies are observed alighting on surfaces. Apply thoroughly on siding, under eaves, and around windows and doors, paying particular attention to south-facing surfaces. Apply just enough dilution to adequately cover the area without excessive dripping or runoff. Volume can vary depending on the surface type treated. Heavy precipitation prior to frost may require retreatments to maintain protection. In winter and spring when flies become active and are emerging, interior crack and crevice and void treatments can help reduce the infestation, along with ULV or general surface application in infested attics or unoccupied lofts.

Litter Beetles (darkling, Hide, And Carrion Beetles) And Flies In Animal Housing (such As Poultry Houses)

To control adult litter beetles, apply OxyFly to walls and floors at cleanout, before reintroduction of animals. This will suppress beetles that escaped earlier treatment and will help delay onset of future infestations. Pay attention to areas where beetles frequently occur, such as walls, supports, cages, stalls, and around feeders. To help control flies, apply a directed application to horizontal surfaces and overhead areas and allow to dry before reintroduction of animals; also see Livestock/Poultry Housing Structures and Pet Kennels.

Livestock/poultry Housing Structures And Pet Kennels

Apply as a general surface (including directed sprays) and/or crack and crevice treatment. Control is enhanced when interior and exterior perimeter applications are made in and around the livestock, poultry, and pet housing structures. Normal cleaning practices of the structure also must be followed along with applications of OxyFly to effectively control the crawling and flying insect pests listed in the table.

For unoccupied areas of livestock barns or housing structures, apply to floors, vertical, and overhead surfaces where crawling or flying insect pests are or may be present. Feeders, waterers, and feed carts should be covered before application to prevent contamination. Do not apply to milk rooms or feed rooms. Pay attention to animal areas including stanchions, pipes, windows and doors, and areas where insect pests hide or congregate. Exterior applications to south facing walls and foundation perimeters can help prevent interior infestations of flying and crawling insect pests.

For poultry houses, apply to floor area (birds grown on litter) or to walls, posts, and cage framing (birds grown in cages). Application should also be made into cracks and crevices around insulation. Reapply after each growout or sanitization procedure. Indoor control can be enhanced by making perimeter treatments around the outside of building foundations to prevent immigrating adult beetles. Apply in a uniform band 1-3 ft. up and 2-6 ft. out from foundation. Maintaining a year-round treatment program will prevent background populations from reaching problem levels.

Do not make interior applications of OxyFly in areas of facility where animals other than cattle or calves are present. Allow treated surfaces to completely dry before restocking the facility.

DO NOT make applications to any animal feedstuffs, water, or watering equipment.

DO NOT contaminate any animal food, feed, or water in and around livestock, poultry, or pet housing when making applications.

Outdoor Surfaces Use

For control of ants, bees, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, flies, millipedes, mosquitoes, scorpions, sowbugs, pillbugs, spiders, termites (above ground only), ticks, wasps, and other similar perimeter arthropod pests. Apply with either hand or power application equipment as a residual treatment to surfaces of buildings, porches, screens, window frames, eaves, garages, refuse dumps, and other similar areas where these insect pests are active. For termites, this type of application is not intended as a substitute for soil treatment labeled termiticides or mechanical alteration to control subterranean termites, or fumigation for extensive infestation of drywood termites or other wood-infesting insects. The purpose of such applications of OxyFly for termites is to kill workers or winged reproductive forms which may be present in treated channels at the time of treatment. Such applications are not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment, but are merely a supplement. This product is not recommended as sole protection against termites. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection.

Structural Perimeter Barrier Treatments

Applying a continual band of insecticide around a building foundation and around windows, doors, service line entrances, eaves, vents, and other areas can greatly reduce the potential for entry by crawling pests. To facilitate application, remove debris and leaf litter from next to the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation, and move or rake back rocks, deep mulch, or other potential pest harborage next to the foundation. Apply the band up to 10 ft. wide around the structure (or according to state regulations governing commercial pest control) and upwards along the foundation to 3 ft. and around windows, doors, and roof overhangs. Apply as a coarse spray to thoroughly and uniformly wet the foundation and/or band area so that the insecticide will reach the soil or thatch level where pests may be active.

Amount of concentrate is dependent upon pest species (see pest table and comments), infestation levels, and service interval desired.

Rate Table For Structural Perimeter Barrier Applications

Application Rate: Fl. oz. (mL) of OxyFly

Gals. Of Water1

Area of Coverage (sq. ft.)

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

1-5 gals.

800-1600 sq. ft.

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

1-5 gals.

800-1600 sq. ft.

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

1-5 gals.

800-1600 sq. ft.

1 Application volume may be greater than 5 gals./800-1600 sq. ft. if required under heavy vegetative or landscaping materials in order to obtain desired coverage.

Examples of Dilutions for Structural Perimeter Barrier Applications

Application Volume Gals. of Solution/1000 sq. ft.

Application Rate Fl. oz. (mL) of OxyFly/1000 sq. ft.

Fl. oz. (mL) of OxyFly to Dilute in Water According to Spray Tank Volumes

5 gals.

10 gals.

50 gals.

1 gal./1000 sq. ft.

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

1 fl. oz. (30 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120mL)

8 fl. oz. (240mL)

10 fl. oz. (300mL)

20 fl. oz. (600mL)

40 fl. oz. (1200mL)

2 gal./1000 sq. ft.

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL)

1 fl. oz. (30 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

1 fl. oz. (30 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120mL)

5 fl. oz. (150 mL)

10 fl. oz. (300 mL)

20 fl. oz. (600 mL)

5 gal./1000 sq. ft.

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

1.6 fl. oz. (48 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120 mL)

8 fl. oz. (240 mL)

Example calculation: to apply the mid-rate of OxyFly at a volume of 5 gal./1000 sq. ft., mix 4 fl. oz. of concentrate in 50 gallons of water.

The percent active ingredient in the finished OxyFly dilution can be calculated with the following formula:

mL needed to add times 9.7% active in concentrate, divided by gal. finished dilution times 3785 mL./gal. = % active in dilution. (Example: 4 fl. oz. in 50 gal. is 120 mL, times 9.7 equals 1164, and 50 gal. times 3785 is 189250. Dividing 1164 by 189250 equals 0.006% active in the tank dilution).

NOTE: Do not use water base sprays of OxyFly in conduits, motor housings, junction boxes, switch boxes, or other electrical equipment because of possible shock hazard. For best results, thoroughly wash out sprayer and screen with water and detergent before using OxyFly. OxyFly has not stained or caused damage to painted or varnished surfaces, plastics, fabrics, or other surfaces where water applied alone causes no damage. However, treat a small area and allow to dry to determine whether staining will occur.


Do not use this product with oil.

Do not apply this product in any room being used as living, eating, sleeping, or recovery area by patients, the elderly, or infirm when they are in the room.

Do not apply to classrooms when in use.

Do not apply to institutions (including libraries, sports facilities, etc.,) in the immediate area when occupants are present.

Do not apply this product to edible growing crops or stored raw agricultural commodities used for food or feed.

Do not allow applications to contact water inhabited by fish, such as in aquariums and ornamental fish ponds that are located in/around structures being treated.

Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.

Do not apply this product to edible crops.

Do not apply this product by aerial application.

Use of this pesticide adjacent to water may affect aquatic organisms. To protect these organisms, do not apply this pesticide within 25 ft. of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial fish farm ponds.

In the state of New York, do not apply within 100 ft. of coastal marshes or streams that drain into coastal marshes.

Observe all restrictions and precautions which appear on the labels of these products.

Actisol® is a registered trademark of Environmental Delivery Systems, Inc.

Micro-Injector® is a registered trademark of Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.

OxyFly is a registered trademark of Novartis AG

© 2008 Novartis Animal Health US, Inc.

For non-emergency (e.g. current product information) call Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. at 1-800-637-0281.

Sold by: Novartis Animal Health US, Inc., 3200 Northline Avenue, Suite 300, Greensboro, NC 27408

Product of the United Kingdom

Formulated in the USA

Net Contents

Product ID


1 quart



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