Monitoring Red Mites
Fast treatment is vital in red mite infestations, as new generations of mites are introduced every 10 days. There are many methods for monitoring red mite infestations that can detect first mites, record population dynamics, and help determine when to treat and the effectiveness of treatment. These methods include:
- Mite monitoring score
- Mite traps
- Examining feathers, dust and dried droppings
Once an infestation is monitored sufficiently, treatment methods can be applied.
A secure house is a clean house.
Many factors contribute to the introduction and spread of poultry red mites.
Avoid the damages caused by infestations with a farm biosecurity audit.