Sticktight Flea Control on Chickens with Malathion Dust Self-Treatment1

Authors: RODRIGUEZ, J. L.; RIEHI, L. A.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 54, Number 6, December 1961 , pp. 1212-1214(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Two applications of 4% malathion dust at an interval of 28 days in natural soil wallows or in prepared dust bath boxes at the rate of 15 pounds of dust per 100 chickens and by complete coverage of the floor area of pens at the rate of 1 pound of dust per each 20 sq. ft. gave control of the sticktight flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea (Westwood) for 150 days after the second application. Application in wallows or dust bath boxes required less malathion dust, only three-eighths the amount in range pens or three-fourths the amount in floor management houses, than the amount necessary for complete coverage of floor surface.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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