Poultry Pest Management: Control and Treatment of Pests
It feeds on house fly eggs and first-instar (or first-stage) larvae. Found on the outside layer of manure, this mite can consume up to 20 house fly eggs a day. Another mite, the uropodid mite, Fuscuropoda vegetans, feeds only on first-instar house fly larvae deeper in the manure. Both species occur naturally in most poultry facilities.