Preliminary Tests with Insecticides for the Control of the Little Blue Cattle Louse1

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Test areas, 4X8 in., located on the muzzles of cattle infested with Solenopotes capillatus Underlain were used to evaluate the effectiveness of 25 chemicals to control this louse. The procedure consisted of spraying 10 ml of a 0.5% acetone solution on the test area. Methoxychlor was used as the standard for comparison. Four chemicals: American Cyanamid 12503, O,O-dicthyl 0-[6- (3(2-phenyl)-pyridazinonyl)] phosphorothioate; General Chemical S582, 2,2-dichloro-1-(2,5-dichlorophenyl)vinyl diethyl phosphate; Famophos® O-p-(dimethylsulfamoyl)phenyl O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate; and Bayer 37342,O,O-dimethyl 0-4- (methylthio-3,5-xylyl phosphorothioate excelled the standard in preventing reinfestation of the test area.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1964

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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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