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Laboratory Evaluation of Single and Periodic Chlorpyrifos Applications for German Cockroach (Orthoptera: Blattellidae) Control

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Abstract:

Residual activities of various combinations of application rates and times of 14C-chlorpyrifos-labeled water solutions of Dursban 4E were evaluated under laboratory conditions on painted wood surfaces with adult male Orlando normal (insecticide-susceptible) strain Blattella germanica (L.). A standard control procedure that utilized an initial application of 0.50%(AI) Dursban and subsequent monthly applications of 0.25%(AI) Dursban was shown to produce insufficient availability of chlorpyrifos on the test surfaces between treatments to provide acceptable control of B. germanica under laboratory test conditions. A theory was proposed to explain measured levels of chlorpyrifos with different treatment combinations.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1984

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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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