Category Archives: Pest Control

Penncross Bentgrass Identifications, Seed, Uses, Maintenance

Pencross Bentgrass is known since 1955 by the scientific name “Agrostis stolonifera”. It comes from a family of Poaceae. Penncross is creeping bentgrass that Penn State University introduced. Penncross’ vitality and damage tolerance have made it the most extensively utilized creeping bentgrass in the golf industry.  Penncross has a dark green turf that has good heat and cold… Read More »

Bumblefoot in Birds Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Bumblefoot, also known as pododermatitis, has become a prevalent ailment in companion and aviary birds. Any inflammatory or degenerative disorder of the avian foot is referred to as pododermatitis. Pododermatitis can affect any species of birds, but it is especially severe in birds of prey, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, swans, waders, and seabirds, as well as canaries, finches,… Read More »

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 »