Submitted to: Georgia Extension Bulletin
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2002
Publication Date: 7/31/2002
Citation: Hogsette Jr, J.A. 2002. Insect control in pullet and layer houses. Georgia Extension Bulletin.
Technical Abstract: The poultry industry has long been plagued by a number of insects, ticks and mites that cause discomfort to the birds and workers, damage to poultry house structures, or irritation to nearby neighbors. Two of these pests, the northern fowl mite, and the feather shaft louse, have been largely controlled through sanitation of portable cages used for chick and hen transfers and by preventing the entry of feral birds into poultry houses. Three additional pests, the fowl tick, the sticktight flea, and the red mite, have been essentially eliminated by keeping the birds in cages. Remaining pests of any consequence include the house flies, darkling beetles and hide beetles, and it is on these pests that this summary will be focused.