Economic feasibility of methoprene applied as a surface treatment and as an aerosol alone and in combination with two other insecticides

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dc.contributor.author Fontenot, Emily A.
dc.contributor.author Arthur, Frank H.
dc.contributor.author Nechols, James R.
dc.contributor.author Langemeier, Michael R.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-29T18:40:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-29T18:40:42Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16382
dc.description.abstract Economic evaluations of integrated pest management strategies are becoming increasingly important as restrictions on conventional insecticides continue to become more stringent and chemical control costs rise. Aerosol treatments with insect growth regulators alone and in combination with conventional contact insecticides may be a feasible alternative to expensive and highly toxic fumigants such as methyl bromide for control of the Indianmeal moth (Plodia interpunctella (Hübner)). Average calculated mortality of Indianmeal moth eggs exposed to surface applied methoprene, aerosol methoprene alone and in combination with esfenvalerate and synergized Pyrethrins is 55.0, 69.0, and 94.6%, respectively. Temperature effects on development time makes frequency and timing of insecticide applications very important as evidenced by simulations of population levels in response to a variety of treatment dates by diet, and become critical in situations where survival of Indianmeal moth is high. Using a measurement of risk that is equal to deviations below a target mortality goal (99%), we are able to optimize cost and frequency of application using simulated mortality data for each of the treatment strategies. Optimal timing of each insecticide treatment depends heavily on the rate of development by diet. This type of analysis helps pest control operators and managers by showing consequences of treatment scenarios in time and cost. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1603/EC12470 en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the Entomological Society of America, August 2, 2013. This article is the copyright property of the Entomological Society of America and may not be used for any commercial or other private purpose without specific written permission of the Entomological Society of America. en_US
dc.subject Methoprene en_US
dc.subject Esfenvalerate en_US
dc.subject Plodia interpunctella Hübner en_US
dc.subject Economic analysis en_US
dc.title Economic feasibility of methoprene applied as a surface treatment and as an aerosol alone and in combination with two other insecticides en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1603/EC12470 en_US
dc.citation.epage 1510 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Economic Entomology en_US
dc.citation.spage 1503 en_US
dc.citation.volume 106 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid fha en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnechols en_US


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