Boophilus annulatu1 and B. microplus:1 Sprays and Dips of Insecticides for Control on Cattle2,3

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Of 25 insecticides sprayed onto cattle for control of Boophilus annulatus (Say), the cattle tick, or B. microplus (Canestrini), the southern cattle tick, the following afforded > 99% control of either or both species: 0.1% Allied Chemical ACD-10284 (O,O diethyl phosphorodithioate S-ester with N- (2-cyanoethyl) -2-mercaptoacetanilide); 0.05% Bay 64995 (O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate O,O-diester with 4,4-dithiodiphenol); 0.1% bromophosethyl; 0.025% chlorpyrifos; 0.125% Ciba C-9491 (0- (2.5- dichloro-4-iodophenyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate); 0.075% crotoxyphos; 0.025% diazinon; 0.05% dioxathion; 0.05% fenthion; 0.03% ImidanĀ® (O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate S-ester with N- (mercaptomethyl) phthalimide) ; 0.005% isobenzan; 0.5% malathion; 0.1% monocrotophos; 0.5% ronnel; 0.25% Shell SD-8447 (2-chloro-l- (2,4,5-tri-chlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate); 0.1% Shell SD-8949 (1- (2-bromo-4,5-dichlorophenyl) -2-chlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate); 0.1% Shell SD-8988 (2-bromo-l- (2,4-dichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate); 0.5% toxaphene; and 0.5% trichlorfon. A solubilized formulation (I part technical material:2 parts TritonĀ® X-100) was as effective as an emulsifiable concentrate of Compound 4072 (2-chloro-l- (2,4-dichlorophenyl) vinyl diethyl phosphate) . Fresh and aged (21 weeks) dips of 0.073-0.164% dioxathion and fresh and aged (51 weeks) dips of 0.010-0.049% chlorpyrifos also afforded > 99% control. In addition, a dip of 0.05-0.25% Shell SD-8447 was highly effective, but the chemical analysis of the dip fluids was unsatisfactory.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1972

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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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