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Toxicity and efficacy of selected pesticides and new acaricides to stored product mites (Acari: Acaridida)

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Stored product mites can often infest stored products, but currently there is little information regarding the efficacy of pesticides that can be used for control. In this study we evaluated several common pesticides formulated from single active ingredients (a.i.) or commercially available mixtures (chlorpyrifos, deltamethrin, beta-cyfluthrin, and a combination of deltamethrin and S-bioallethrin), plus an acaricide composed of permethrin, pyriproxyfen and benzyl benzolate, for efficacy against Acarus siro, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, and Aleuroglyphus ovatus. The pesticides were incorporated into the mite diets in a dose range of 10-1000 μg a.i. g-¹ diet. Concentrations for suppression of 50 and 90% population growth and eradication (rC₀) of mites were fit to linear regression models. None of the tested pesticides gave complete eradication of A. siro, which was the most tolerant of the three mite species tested. The most effective pesticide Allergoff 175 CS was a combination product (a nano-capsule suspension of permethrin, pyriproxyfen and benzyl benzolate) labeled for dust mites, with rC₀ range of 463-2453 μg a.i. (permethrin) g-¹ diet depending on the species. Least effective were chlorpyrifos and deltamethrin.
Hubert, Jan , Stejskal, Vaclav , Munzbergova, Zuzana , Hajslova, Jana , Arthur, Frank H.
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Experimental & applied acarology 2007 Aug., v. 42, no. 4
Springer Netherlands
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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