Systemic and Contact Insecticidal Effectiveness of Selected Chemicals Administered Orally or Dermally to Rabbits1

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Butonate, Monsanto CP 10502(1-(dimethoxyphosphinyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate), phosphamidon, and Sevin® (1-naphthyl N-methlthlcarbaunale) administered as a single oral dose to rabbits were quite effective against the bed bug (Cimex lectularis L.) taking a blood meal, but were less effective against the Gulf Coast tick (Amblyomma maculatum Koch). Dimethoate and Shell SD 8562 (2-dimetbykarbamoyl-1-methylvinyl dimethyl phosphate) applied dermally to rabbits at 100 mg. per kg. were highly effective as systemics against the bed bug for 5 and 48 hours posttreatment, respectively; Bayer 29493 (O,O-dimethyl O-[4.(methylthio)-m-tolyl] phosphorothioate) was slightly less effective. As a contact insecticide, the residual effectiveness of Sevin was considerably longer than several other compounds tested.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1961

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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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