Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/27/2006
Publication Date: 1/27/2006
Citation: Arthur, F.H. 2006. Control of Indianmeal moth using insect growth regulators. Meeting Abstract. 2006 Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference, Lincoln, NE, 1/26-27/2006.
Technical Abstract: The Indianmeal moth is an important economic pest in food storage facilities. Once the larva reaches the final stage, it will often wander in search of a pupation site. This stage is extremely difficult to kill with residual insecticides. Recent research with the insect growth regulators hydroprene and methoprene show that these products will give effective control of this final instar. Larvae are either arrested or fail to emerge as adults. Laboratory tests with surface treatments and field application trials with aerosols will be reviewed and discussed.