The shiny mold beetle is otherwise known as the black litter beetle, a pest that feeds in poultry houses. It is dangerous to poultry and can cause a variety of diseases. How to get rid of it?
Dangerous guest in the poultry house
One of the most common parasites that can be found in poultry houses is the shiny thrush. It poses a huge threat to poultry because it carries dangerous microorganisms – poultry leukosis viruses, Marek’s disease, Salmonella or streptococcus.
Where can thrush be found?
Thrush appears near cereals, moldy grains, uneaten by hens. However, it is not enough to remove the leftover grains. It is important to remember that it is an omnivorous parasite. This is because with no food to trod upon, it can bite into wood. The pest can transmit diseases to humans, and they can also effectively make life difficult. The thrush eats foods ranging from oats and breakfast cereals to fruit.
Measures against thrips
The best method is systematic disinfection of poultry houses. If you know that the parasite has appeared, it is best to contact specialists on the subject and then regularly clean the poultry house yourself
The poultry house should be cleaned on a regular basis by yourself. You can use preparations against thrush to get rid of flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, bedbugs or ants.