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Immersion Technique for Measuring Susceptibility of House Flies1 and Cockroaches2 to Insecticides3

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Abstract:

An immersion technique for exposing a large number of the house fly Musca domestica L., and the German cockroach Blattella germanica (L..), to measured doses of toxicants is described. Experiments showed that serial concentrations of DDT, dieldrin, diazinon, and malathion expressed as g per ml elicit responses directly related to the concentration used. Reproducible results can be obtained by the method. Toxicants are dissolved in 10% acetone-water to which 1 drop of Triton X-100 is added to each 100 ml of solution.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1970

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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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