Guarding your greatest asset

Pests and people represent two of the greatest risks to your birds, making effective rodent, insect and environmental protocols critical components of any comprehensive Salmonella solution.

Treating everything as a potential threat


Salmonella is ubiquitous in our environment, which means everything on your farm has to be treated as a potential threat. This starts with biosecurity protocols that protect your facilities and your flock from the most likely sources of infection.

“Establishing clear lines of separation is critical for maintaining biosecurity,” says Scott Gustin, D.V.M., Director of Veterinary Services for Tyson Foods. “But making sure everyone who comes in contact with your birds has received proper training and understands how these processes impact food safety might be even more important.”

"One of the most effective things we can do is a simple boot change."

Implementing environmental protocols and limiting unnecessary visitors can help minimize the spread of disease, but humans aren’t the only issue. Pest management programs customized for your operation’s needs are essential to eliminating those additional threats that have the ability to carry and introduce potentially dangerous microorganisms.

“Beetles, flies and rodents are all a natural part of agriculture,” says Sara Steinlage, D.V.M., Poultry Technical Advisor for Elanco. “But we know that minimizing their presence has a direct impact on reducing the prevalence of Salmonella.”

"There is no silver bullet for bioprotection. It’s about finding the right mix of solutions that work for each producer."


Pest management programs

  • Fly control
  • Darkling beetle control
  • Rodent control
  • Chemical class rotation (pesticides)
  • Dead bin management
  • Monitoring program and protocol

Facility and employee management

  • Employee training
  • Application crews and equipment sanitation
  • Environmental protocols

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