How to treat stick tight fleas on chickens?

Stick-tight flea is also known as a hen flea or Echidnophaga gallinacea. It is an occasional pest by nature. Stick-tight fleas belong to the 2,500 known flea types in the Siphonaptera order. This species appears dark brown in appearance and measures up to 2 millimeters in length, half of the size of the common cat flea.  The hen flea differs… Read More »

Persimilis Size, Lifecycle, Breeding, Eggs

Persimilis, also known as Phytoseiulus persimilis, is a predatory mite. The persimilis mite was introduced accidentally into Germany from Chile in 1958; it was then, in due course, shipped to other parts of the world, including Florida and California, from Germany. A persimilis feeds on two-spotted spider mites, most often known as TSM, and various other spider mite species. It… Read More »

Anobiid Beetles Life Cycle, Identification, Damage, Treatment

Anobiid or powder pest beetles refer to a group of seventy species of woodboring beetles, categorized in the insect sub-family Lyctinae. The Anobiid beetles in addition to various other beetles such as spider beetles, deathwatch beetles, common furniture beetles, skin beetles, and others, constitute the superfamily Bostrichoidea. Beetles are mostly found in nearly all kinds of habitat, that… Read More »

Purple Orach Facts, Height, Seeds, Types

The word orach is derived; from the Latin word ‘aurago’, which means golden herb. Purple orach or Atriplex hortensis is commonly known; by various other names like Garden Orache, Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, French Spinach, and Sea Purslane. However, it is also referred to as a Salt Bush because it is highly tolerant of alkaline and saline soils. … Read More »

Margarita Bop Size, Growth Rate, Care, Problems

Margarita Bop or Penstemon heterophyllus is commonly known as bunchleaf penstemon, foothill penstemon, and foothill beardtongue. It is a species of penstemon that is endemic to California. This plant is present in nearly all of the coastal ranges and the northern Sierra Nevada foothills. The Margarita bop plant grows in various habitats, such as grasslands, hillsides, open oak woodland, chaparral, and forest… Read More »