Integrated Pest Management for Broiler Houses

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Date: 
2011
Volume: 
51
Number: 
5

Poultry farm biosecurity involves a comprehensive range of management procedures put in placeto limit or eliminate the introduction of infection into the operation. A good biosecurity program in anybroiler operation should always include an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Simply put, anIPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. The lifecycle of the pestin combination with available pest control methods is used to manage and control pest damage. This isaccomplished by using the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to the birds, peopleand the environment. If IPM is neglected it can have a negative impact on production and flock health aspests in and around the poultry farm are reservoirs for a number of disease organisms. An IPM programfor a broiler facility must be implemented on a farm by farm basis as no set program will fit all situationson all farms. Each farm will have to design a program to suit their facility based on a thorough inspectionof the facility and the problems that are identified.