The purpose of this project is to determine the diversity and prevalence of ectoparasites (mites and insects) in commercial egg-layer facilities in the United States. This research is being conducted by scientists from the University of California Riverside and North Carolina State University.
We will send you a collection kit with traps to place on your facility – no one will need to visit your property.
What's in the box?
- Each kit contains 40 cardboard traps with instructions for where they should be placed, how long they should be in the barn, and how they should be collected and returned.
- An additional ziploc bag is provided for the collection of feather material to be returned with traps.
- A brief survey that will provide the researchers with some information about the type of farm the samples are from. All responses remain confidential.
- A pre-paid return label - just reuse the box the kit arrived in to return the samples.
If you are interested in participating, you can Sign up Here
For more information contact Dr. Amy Murillo: