poultry producers are facing a particularly high risk of red mite infestation this spring, with warm weather and the need to house birds causing outbreaks across the country.“the worry of avian influenza is at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now – but with free-range birdshaving to be housed as a result, the reality is that red mite populations are exploding,” explains alison colville-hyde, field services manager at st david’s poultry team. “red mite can be debilitating to hens and irritating to egg collectors, as well as causing economic loss through egg downgrades and increasing the risk of disease transfer.”the forced housing of birds due to avian influenza, combined with the warm weather, favours the red mite’s life cycle, adds ms colville-hyde. “fortunately, we now have a new product with which to treat red mite in one quick, easy, and safe way.”dergall is an innovative new red mite treatment which has been six years in the making. a non-toxic product, i...