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Field Testing of Insecticides Used in Mosquito Control, and a Description of the Bioassay Technique Used in Temporary Pools1

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Abstract:

Field trials were conducted to determine the effective control period of various insecticides used as mosquito larvicides. DursbanĀ®, (O,O-diethyl 0- (3,5,6-trichloro-2- pyridyl) phosphorothioate), AbateĀ® (O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate O,O-diester with 4,4'-thiodiphenol), malathion, fenthion, propoxur, methoxychlor, and DDT were evaluated using a bioassay technique. The bioassay used in temporary rain pools is described. Insecticides were tested in early spring, following winter applications at heavy rates. The effective control period in summer was evaluated at standard and heavy rates of application. Heavy rates increased the effective contral period of most chemicals tested.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1971

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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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