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The in vitro efficacy of deltamethrin and alpha-cypermethrin against engorged female Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis ticks (Acari: Ixodidae).
|Title||The in vitro efficacy of deltamethrin and alpha-cypermethrin against engorged female Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis ticks (Acari: Ixodidae).|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Ma M, Guan G, Liu Q, Dang Z, Liu A, Ren Q, Liu Z, Li Y, Chen Z, Liu J, Yang J, Yin H, Luo J|
|Date Published||2013 Aug|
Currently, the most efficient and widely used method for tick control is the application of acaricides, especially deltamethrin and alpha-cypermethrin, two pyrethroids with neurotoxic action. In this study, the in vitro efficacy of deltamethrin and alpha-cypermethrin was assessed on engorged female Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis ticks. An in vitro bioassay (adult immersion test) was carried out to determine the LC (lethal concentration) 50 and LC90 of both compounds, calculated by probit analysis. The LC50 and LC90 values of deltamethrin and alpha-cypermethrin were 5.67 (LC50) and 51.72ppm (LC90), and 166.56 (LC50) and 1366.69ppm (LC90), respectively. This study provides important information on the efficacy of deltamethrin and alpha-cypermethrin for the control of H. qinghaiensis.
|Alternate Journal||Exp. Parasitol.|