Malathion for Control of Chicken Mites on Hens in Wire Cages1

Authors: RODRIGUEZ JR., J. L.; RIEHL, L. A.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 51, Number 2, April 1958 , pp. 158-160(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Aqueous sprays containing 0.5% and 1.0% actual malathion by volume, respectively, were applied to community-type cages with wooden frame work by means of a power-driven sprayer for the control of the chicken mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (De G.). Both concentrations of malathion provided good control of the chicken mite and, in this instance, of the northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (C. & F.).

Complete control of chicken mites present in individual-type cages constructed entirely of wire was obtained with a single application of 4% malathion dust.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1958

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