Fumigation of the Immature Stages of Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles With a Mixture of Ethylene Dichloride and Carbon Tetrachloride

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A mixture composed of three parts by volume of ethylene dichloride to one part by volume of carbon tetrachloride is a practical household fumigant for clothes moths and carpet beetles. When confined for 48 hours in an ordinary trunk, two fluid ounces to 5 cubic feet, proved toxic to eggs and larvae of the common clothes moth, and to larvae of both the black and the varied carpet beetle, even at temperatures somewhat below 70°F. Satisfactory results were also obtained when the mixture was used in a tight closet.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1932

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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