Inert dusts and their effects on the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae)

  title={Inert dusts and their effects on the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae)},
  author={Ole Kilpinen and Tove Steenberg},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
The haematophagous poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) is the most important pest of egg laying hens in many parts of the world. Control has often relied on chemical pesticides, but inert dusts, which are thought to kill target hosts primarily by desiccation, have become one of the most commonly applied alternative control methods for poultry red mite in Europe. This development has occurred despite a lack of knowledge of the efficacy of the different types of inert dusts and how this is… CONTINUE READING

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