Pest-free stables for pigs

Pest-free stables

Stables are perfect living environments for vermin. Here, they find warmth, food and shelter, in other words: everything a population needs to survive and procreate.

The presence of rodents such as mice and rats causes damage for livestock farmers, both inside and around the company. Chewing damage in insulation materials and cables may lead to financial damage, technical malfunctions, short-circuiting and even fire. Furthermore, pest spreads numerous harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. They seek shelter in hard-to-reach places and easily spread throughout the company. In addition, they come into contact with manure, eat from the animal feed and contaminate this feed with their droppings.

Besides rodents, flies are other unwanted stable occupants. They carry and spread pathogens that are harmful to both animals and humans, such as salmonella and campylobacter. Flies procreate incredibly fast and spread easily throughout the company, circulating between manure, feed and animals.

As pigs hardly have any ability to repel flies from their bodies, the continuous presence of these pests causes them stress. This reduces animal welfare and negatively influences technical results. Animal handlers also benefit from working in an environment without rodents and flies. Furthermore, adequate pest control within the company prevents problems in neighbouring residential areas.

From pest control to pest prevention

Combatting pest is a requirement for maintaining the highest level of biosecurity. Although multiple methods exist for combatting pest, root cause elimination is the most effective way of creating a pest-free environment. This changes the narrative from pest control to pest prevention. The benefit of preventing rather than controlling, is that it requires less time and effort to attain the desired results.

Pest-free stables in relation to the other HyCare pillars

Pest causes the introduction and spread of pathogens. Combatting or repelling pest as a stand-alone measure does not suffice for maximising hygiene levels. With pore-free surfaces and by cleaning and disinfecting these surfaces, pathogens don’t get a chance to settle. This creates a germ-free living environment in which pigs can perform optimally.

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What concrete solutions does the HyCare method offer in the field of “Pest-free stables” for pigs?

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Elimination of pests

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Reduction of stress

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Creating a pleasant working environment

Other HyCare pillars

Pore-free surfaces

Pathogens cannot settle if all pores in surfaces are sealed

Clean drinking water

Clean and tasty drinking water is indispensable for keeping your animals healthy

Germ-free environment

A thorough cleaning and disinfection process creates a germ-free living environment

Optimal care

Optimal care for animals enables them to perform optimally

Pest free stables

Prevent pathogens from being introduced and spreading in your stable by stopping pest

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