How to Protect Bird Health and Deter Bacteria

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Sep 13, 2018

As integrators continue to put an increased amount of focus on the health of their flocks, conditions inside poultry houses remain of the utmost importance. Unwanted dust that’s allowed to collect in these houses can contribute to dangerous bacteria growth, leading to illness in birds. That’s where SWASHDust-Repel comes in. The innovative product decreases dust buildup and makes it easier to clean poultry houses, and may minimize the development of harmful bacteria.


When our team of scientists first developed SWASHDust-Repel, the product was originally created for use on exhaust fans, including shutters, cowlings, louvers, crates, and stir fans. We firmly believed in SWASH’s ability to cut down on dust and make cleaning time between flocks easier while preserving bird health. As it turns out, the product far exceeded our initial hopes and expectations. Soon, farmers were coming to us discussing how they’ve used SWASHDust-Repel on far more than just fans, with highly positive results. Some of the pieces of equipment that they’ve successfully treated with SWASHDust-Repel include:


  • Exhaust vents
  • Chains and pulleys for water and feed lines
  • Water and feed lines themselves
  • Lighting
  • Lighting covers
  • Dark-outs (light traps)


SWASHDust-Repel comes in 3.5 or 5-gallon pails, and provides thorough dust removal for as low as $16 a house, based on a 20,000-square-foot house with 15 fans. It’s safe for use on galvanized steel, fiberglass, or composite, plastic.


We’re proud to share that a growing number of growers in seven states have already incorporated SWASHDust-Repel into their cleaning regimen in order to promote bird health and a reduction in cleaning time. Take a look at the map below to see where growers across the country are using SWASHDust-Repel.

 growers doing trial_blog map


While SWASHDust-Repel can’t completely eliminate dust buildup, the product does a remarkable job when it comes to making removal easier. In this video, you’ll see how dust that’s normally caked on and incredibly time-consuming to remove now wipes away with the palm of a hand.




Don’t just take it from us, though! Here are some thoughts directly from integrators who have used SWASHDust-Repel:


“We found that with the application of SWASH, the cleaning of fans and equipment became much easier. In turn, that saved time and reduced water consumption used in the cleaning process. SWASH is now a standard part of our cleaning process.”- Clint Boney, Turkey Grower, Clinton, NC


“By using SWASHDust-Repel, it kept the fans cleaner throughout the grow out of the flock. The dust didn’t stick to SWASH treated surfaces like non-treated. Other growers should consider it for the benefit of increased air flow and ease of cleaning fans.”- Jason Anderson, Chicken Grower, Harrisonburg, VA


“The main benefit that I noticed was how much easier it was to wash my fans. My time washing each fan was cut almost in half. Other growers should consider using this SWASHDust-Repel because it’s easy and quick to apply, and will save them time washing down and reduce water use. I look forward to trying different places to use this product, for example my vent boxes and attic vents. Thanks again for introducing this product for use to utilize.”- Nathan Jones, Broiler Grower, Gumbo, DE


“Benefits. Around an hour saved per house washing time using 1000 gallons water less per house. Other growers should use it. Less build up on fans which let them operate more efficiently longer. Wear and tear from washing with pressure washer on equipment and ceilings is reduced. Time savings and less water in your litter”-- Wellie Jackson, Turkey Grower, Clinton, NC


If you’re interested in reading more testimonials that come directly from integrators who have tried and loved the product, click here.


If you’re looking to purchase SWASHDust-Repel, you’ll find the following map helpful, as it illustrates Hog Slat stores that carry SWASHDust-Repel.

 Hog Slat Stores


While SWASHDust-Repel can be applied effortlessly with no need for any special license, we’re proud to have established relationships with Application Professionals who have incorporated SWASHDust-Repel into their respective menus of service offerings. If you’d like more information on how they can help you begin using SWASHDust-Repel, click here to view an Application Professional in Alabama or here to view an Application Professional in NC.


SWASHDust-Repel comes in 3.5 or 5-gallon pails, and provides thorough dust removal for as low as $16 a house, based on a 20,000-square-foot house with 15 fans. If you’d like to save time and money by adding SWASHDust-Repel into your routine, click here and let us know how we can get in contact with you. We’ll be in touch shortly!  


Cleaner poultry farms lead to healthier birds. If you’re interested in learning more about incorporating SWASHDust-Repel into your routine to be certain your poultry farms have increased air flow, click below.

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Topics: Poultry

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