Resistance Tests with the Bed Bug and Evaluation of Insecticides for Its Control1

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Resistance to DDT was demonstrated in bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.) from Japan, Korea, Ohio, and two naval vessels. A continuous exposure test for determining the presence of resistance is described. In laboratory tests residues of malathion, Am. Cyanamid 4124, and synergized pyrethrins were effective for the longest periods. Diazinon gave the fastest reduction of natural infestations. Dow ET-57 (sampled as ET-14), Dipterex, Chlorthion, malathion, dieldrin, and DDT gave slower but complete control. Synergized pyrethrins gave complete control in 2 days, but newly hatched nymphs were present after 1 week.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1958

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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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