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Evaluation of Some Space Sprays for the Control of House Flies1

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Laboratory tests were run to select promising insecticides and to determine practical concentrations for tests with space sprays against house flies (Musca domestica L) in dairy barns. Tests in burns with three organophosphorus compounds, pyrethrins, and four chrysanthemumates usually gave at least 90% control in 10 minutes but little or no control at 24 hours. Daily spraying for 3 weeks caused only minor reductions in the abundance of flies.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1959

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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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