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Face Fly Control1

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Face flies (Musca autumnalis DeGeer) became numerous in the northern half of Illinois during the summer of 1959. Large-scale residual treatments of farm premises and animals were not effective in controlling face flies. Repellent treatments with R-326 (di-n-propyl isocinchomeronate) or Tabatrex (di-n-butyl succinate) gave a practical level of control. Treatments consisting of 1% to 2% dimethoate and/or 0.1 to 0.2% DDVP in a syrup bait applied to the foreheads of cattle at an average dosage of 3 ml. per cow eliminated most of the face flies.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1960

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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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