A predator for the biocontrol of mites in broiler poultry and storage silos.

Taurrus (Cheyletus eruditus) is a polyphagous predatory mite capable of settling in poultry farms. They consume many preys and in particular most species of mites invading broiler farms. Taurrus can also be used for the biocontrol of storage mites in silos.

How does it work

Taurrus contains predatory mites that are very useful for the biological control of certain pests, in particular mites invading meat poultry farms, mites that develop in food storage or even red mites. Biological control consists of releasing predatory mites on the site where the pests are present. This can be done preventively or curatively. Taurrus has a significant ability to survive in the absence of food.

Predatory mites must be released as soon as possible after delivery, in the areas containing the parasites. In meat poultry, predatory mites are released directly onto the litter and around the walls. In the storage silo, Taurrus should be released when emptying the silo, directly on the ground or on the foodstuffs (grain or animal feed). Taurrus is completely safe for the user and his environment and is produced under strict biosafety conditions.

How to apply

Taurrus Pro is marketed in a bucket containing predatory mites in a mixture of wood chips. Upon receipt, the buckets should be opened and their contents spread over the areas to be treated.

In meat poultry, the pullulation of mites appears during the growth of the batch and it is recommended to release Taurrus directly on the litter at the rate of one bucket for 2000 birds. A second release is necessary after 2 weeks. The results appear 2 to 3 weeks after the first release.

In storage silos for mite control it is recommended to use one bucket of Taurrus for every 250 square meters of floor space. Repeat a release after 3 weeks.

Taurrus is a living product, composed of beneficial insects for biological control and can therefore be used in organic or conventional agriculture.

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