Effect of Surface on Residual Activity of Selected Compounds

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Twenty-two compounds were tested as residual deposits against Musca domestica L. and Blattella germanic (L.) on painted and unpainted galvanized metal, tempered masonite, and asphalt tile surfaces. The applications were made at 50, 100, and 200 mg per square foot except for ronnel and dimethoate. Dimethoate was the most effective compound against M. domestica when all 4 surfaces are considered. On the individual surfaces dimethoate was most effective on painted metal, Hercules 9699 [0- (2-propynyl-oxy) phenyl methylcarbamate] on unpainted metal and tempered masonite and Bayer 37344 [4- (methylthio) -3,5 xylyl methylcarbamate] on asphalt tile. Hercules 9699 was the most effective toxicant against B. germanica on all 4 surfaces. On the individual surfaces Baygon® (o-isopropox-phenyl methylcarbamate), was most effective on painted metal, Hercules 9699 on unpainted metal, Bayer 46676 (O-ethyl 0-[2- (ethylthio) -6.methyl-4-pyrimidinyl] ethyl-phosphonothioate) on tempered masonite and Hercules 9699 on asphalt tile.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1966

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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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