Because the larvae have been shown to be effective manure recyclers, a "Black Soldier Fly Manure Management System" has been proposed to not only reduce livestock waste, but also generate a food source for fish and other animals.
Kaufman, J. W. (2009, July). black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Diptera: Stratiomyidae) . Retrieved February 20, 2012, from University of Florida Agriculture Sciences: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/livestock/black_soldier_fly.htm
Food or other resources for attracting/retaining:
Large amounts of organic waste left by livestock offer abundant sites that meet their reproductive needs. In areas where natural habitats are removed (urbanized areas) the black soldier fly will lay eggs in dumpsters or compost, which provide similar odors and nutritional needs to naturally occurring organic matter. This is especially true for areas with poor sanitation.