Control of Parasitic Worms in Poultry

Saturday, April 23, 2016

For nearly two years Mount Sylvia Diatomite has been conducting a series of field trials in commercial free-range layer flocks investigating the efficacy of various Mount Sylvia Diatomite products against the most common and troublesome of poultry parasites, roundworm and red mite.

Absorbacide Efficacy as a grain protectant and insecticid

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Efficacy of Absorba-cide® as a grain protectant and insecticidal surface
treatment for control of insect pests of stored grain

Patrick J. Collins and Tina M. Lambkin
Queensland Department of Primary Industries
80 Meiers Road , Indooroopilly, QLD 4068

Diatomaceous earth in the diet of grazing ruminants

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Barbara McLean, David Frost, Eifion Evans, Aldwyn Clarke, Bernard Griffiths
ADAS Pwllpeiran, Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 4AB, UK

Key Words: Organic Farming, gastrointestinal parasites, sheep, cattle diatomaceous earth Animal Production Systems (APS)

Control of the Small Hive Beetle (Bee Keeping)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Small hive beetle (SHB), Aethina tumida Murray, Order Coleoptera (beetles), is a member of the Family Nitidulidae which contains a number of similar beetles native to Australia. This scavenger of honey bee colonies which originated from subSaharan Africa, was first identified in Australia in October, 2002.

"Absorbacide" Red Mite and Louse Trial

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trial site : "Sarah Downs" Free Range Eggs, Whitmore Road , Glen Innes, 2370
Farm owners : Peter and Kerry Trow
Trial co-ordinator : Michael Sommerlad, "Poultry Works"

Objective of trial :

To determine the efficacy of "Asorbacide" in the control of external parasites of poultry, particularly red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae).

Target species :

Red mite – a small arachnid measuring 0.7mm X 0.4mm in the adult form. These blood sucking parasites shelter in protected areas away from the birds during the day, coming out and onto the birds as they perch during the night.

Swell times for absorbent minerals

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Absorbent minerals have a valuable role in improving the environments in which we live, work, and play. Their natural ability to retain fluids of all types while remaining inert, and to do so at a low cost, makes them the favourite product over other synthetic, organic or inorganic products in many industrial and environmental applications.

The efficacy testing of Diatomaceous Earth to the Common Bed Bug

Monday, June 26, 2006
Stephen Doggett, Department of Medical Entomology, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital , Westmead NSW 2145.
Ph: 02 9845 7265 Fax: 02 9893 8659 Email:


Over the last five years within Australia (& elsewhere in the world) there has been a major increase in the number of infestations of bed bugs, both of the Common (Cimex lectularius) and Tropical (Cimex hemipterus) species (Doggett et al. 2003, 2004). Some pest control companies are now reporting a 1,000% increase in the number of treatments for bed bugs over the last four years (Doggett 2005). Numerous suggestions have been offered to explain this rise; however it is generally thought that modern pest management procedures are largely responsible along with the development of insecticide resistance. One particular problem for the pest manager in Australia is the lack of insecticides that have high efficacy and long residual activity. This ensures that control is a major challenge with the result that treatment failures are all too common. Thus there is an urgent need for new insecticides to become available for the control of bed bugs. In light of the major bed bug resurgence, an insecticide that has been independently accessed and demonstrated to be efficacious is likely to offer excellent returns to the manufacturer. As Diatomaceous Earth (DE) has an extremely long residual action (and tends to nullified only by the built up of dust, dirt and other debris) and as its mode of action limits the possibility of resistance developing, there is a strong potential for DE to be employed as a preventative insecticide, which further enhances the prospect for strong financial returns.

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