A wide variety of organic compounds known to be insecticidal were screened as fumigants by a special laboratory procedure. Of the 78 compounds tested, five halogenated phosphorus Compounds—2-chlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate. 2.2-diehlorovinyl diethyl phosphate. DDVP, 1,2.2,2-tetrachloroethyl dimethyl phosphate, and Dow ET-57—and three halogenated hydrocarbons—aldrin, heptachlor. and lindane—caused complete knockdown of house flies (Musca domestica L.) in less than 2 hours.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 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.