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REDMITE - Common Poultry Pest
The poultry red mite has become one of the most commonly encountered pests on layer farms, causing a lot of harm and damage. To animal health as well as to farm profits. Damage that can easily amount to £1027 per 1.000 layers, more than 1 pound a bird! Red mite suck the bird’s blood. Causing stress, but also inflammation and prolonged itching. The result: reduced feed intake, a drop in egg production, restlessness and contaminated eggs.