Can the farmer spread red mite from a building to another through the clothes ?

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  • #4148

    If the farmer does not change clothes when enterering each building (which is not a good biosecuirty practice ! ), can he transmit red mites from a building to another ?

    #4351
    Annick
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    I’m also curious about this!

    #4484

    We know that the mite is spending most of its time in the environment, but if the farmer does not change clothes between two buildings (that is of course not a good biosecurity practice) , there may be a risk that some mites are carried from a building to another through the clothes, especially in case of high infestation, right ?

    #4485

    We know that the mite is spending most of its time in the environment, but if the farmer does not change clothes between two buildings (that is of course not a good biosecurity practice) , there may be a risk that some mites are carried from a building to another through the clothes, especially in case of high infestation, right ?

    #4492
    Hanne Nijs
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    That is correct indeed. Mites can be transferred from one building to the other on people as well as equipment. Therefore it is recommended to not swap equipment such as brooms between houses, always move from a house with the lowest infestation to the ones with high infestation and pay attention to biosecurity in general.

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