Repellency of Aqueous Solutions of Boric Acid and Polybor 3 to House Flies (Diptera: Muscidae)
Authors: HOGSETTE, JEROME A.; KOEHLER, PHILIP G.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 87, Number 4, August 1994 , pp. 1033-1037(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Mixed-sex 3- to Sod-old adult house flies, Musca domestica (L.), were exposed in nonchoice, choice, and consumption tests to increasing levels of boric acid and polybor formulated in 10% sucrose to test for repellent effects. Results of nonchoice and choice tests suggested repellency to high levels of both borates. Consumption decreased at levels >2.25% boric acid and 3.0% polybor, with approximate intake of 0.102 and 0.161 mg of boron, respectively. Our results indicate that 2.25% boric acid and 3.0% polybor are optimal treatment levels.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1994
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