What is poultry red mite?
Poultry red mite
Character of red mite
Cluster of mite between egg belt
Life cycle of red mite
Poultry red mite has short life cycle upon temperature condition.
Female adult can lay eggs on 5~45℃ condition.
Best condition is 25∼30℃ on 70% humidity.
Red mite suck blood to get energy for replication.
Production loss with red mite
Red mite is biological mechanical vector and transfer many poultry disease.
Also red mite suck blood and give stress to chicken.
Hens get anemia and immune suppression by red mite infestation.