Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit
Title: Distribution and efficacy of aerosol insecticides in commercial facilities Authors
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 19, 2007
Publication Date: August 19, 2007
Citation: Arthur, F.H., Campbell, J.F. 2007. Distribution and efficacy of aerosol insecticides in commercial facilities [abstract]. Presentation at the IOBC/Working Group on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, Poznan, Poland. Technical Abstract: Aerosol insecticides are being viewed as a potential alternative to fumigations in commercial milling, processing, and storage facilities. Although there are a number of insecticides and delivery systems available for use, there are little published data regarding efficacy and performance in actual commercial sites. Factors such as the specific insecticide and distribution system, susceptibility of the target pest, availability of a food source, the configuration of equipment, machinery, and processed food products inside a facility, and seasonal history of pest populations can all affect insect control when using aerosols. Data from current field studies will be used to illustrate and describe the impact of these factors and how they can affect management programs when using aerosol insecticides.