Action: Remove/treat ectoparasites to increase survival or reproductive success
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- We found no evidence on the effects of removing/treating ectoparasites to increase survival or reproductive success.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Blood-sucking insects such as lice and Protocalliphora flies can have severe impacts on birds, especially nestlings, and greatly reduce reproductive success.