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Research findings to improve pest control in the poultry industry

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By Dr. Denise Heard

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Special to Poultry Times

TUCKER, Ga. — One of the largest management problems facing the poultry industry today is pest control. Poultry operations can be infested by a variety of pests such as flies, mites, lice, bed bugs, fleas, beetles, ants, chiggers, gnats, mosquitoes, and more. But by implementing innovative integrated pest control measures, producers can minimize the damage from pests.

Pesticide treatments are highly regulated chemicals and may have hazardous potential for bird tissue residues and environmental contamination. Any pesticide treatment must be tailored to the particular pest in question. . .

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