Journal Article

Insecticidal Effects of the Insect Growth Regulators Methoprene and Pyriproxyfen on the Cat Flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae)

Hitoshi Kawada and Masachika Hirano

in Journal of Medical Entomology

Volume 33, issue 5, pages 819-822
Published in print September 1996 | ISSN: 0022-2585
Published online September 2014 | e-ISSN: 1938-2928 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmedent/33.5.819
Insecticidal Effects of the Insect Growth Regulators Methoprene and Pyriproxyfen on the Cat Flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae)

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Residual effectiveness of the insect growth regulators pyriproxyfen and methoprene against cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché), larvae were evaluated under simulated household conditions. Pyriproxyfen provided control of larvae for >12 mo when applied at 1 mg and 0.2 mg/m2 and ≥3 mo at the rate of 0.04 mg/m2. Methoprene applied at 1 mg/m2 provided control for >12 mo and 6 mo at 0.2 mg/m2. No significant mortality was observed when methoprene was applied at 0.04 mg/m2.

Keywords: cat flea; pyriproxyfen; methoprene; juvenile hormone mimic; insect growth regulator

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