Micronized Insecticidal Dusts for Aircraft Disinsectization

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The effectiveness of micronized 85% insecticidal dusts was evaluated against free-flying Japanese beetles, Popillia japonica Newman, in 1,000-cu.-ft. test chambers and in aircraft. Freshly applied deposits from approximately 2 g. (0.07 oz.) actual DDT per 1,000 cu. ft. gave 100% mortality of beetles exposed in aircraft for 1 hour. In chamber tests SevinĀ®(1-naphthyl N-methylcarbamate) gave 99 to 100% mortality at dosages as low as 0.25 g. (0.01oz.) per 1000cu. ft. Sevin, however, has not been cleared for aircraft treatment.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1963

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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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