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House Fly Control Studies in Chatham County, Georgia1

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In 1957, residual applications of chlorinated hydrocarbons and organophosphorus compounds and insecticide impregnated cord installations were evaluated in Chatham County, Georgia, for control of house fly populations. EPN:DDT suspensions (2.5:200 mg./sq. ft.) provided satisfactory fly control for 3 to 7 weeks, an EPN :sugar suspension (2.5:62.5 mg./sq. ft.) failed to provide control, and a DDT suspension (200 mg./sq. ft.) gave excellent to satisfactory control for 8 weeks. Dow ET-57 (sampled as Dow ET-14) emulsions and suspensions produced acceptable control for 9 to 11 weeks (200 mg./sq. ft.) and for 4 to 5 weeks (100 mg./sq. ft.). A Dipterex:sugar water solution 200:500 mg./sq. ft.) yielded excellent control for 10 weeks at one dairy but was effective for only 2 weeks at a second dairy. He-treatment of the latter dairy provided 6 weeks of satisfactory control. Emulsions of malathion: DDT: sugar; Guthion: sugar; General Chemical Compound 3707; or suspensions of lindane or methoxychlor failed to give control. Parathion-impregnated cotton cords (3/32"diameter), Diazinon-impregnated cords (( or 3/16 diameter) and parathion-Diazinon treated cords (3/32'' diameter) provided excellent to satisfactory fly control in dairy barns and a chicken ranch, for periods of approximately 9 to 15 weeks.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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