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Title: Distribution and Efficacy of Aerosol Insecticides in Commercial Facilities

item Arthur, Franklin
item Campbell, James - Jim

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/20/2007
Publication Date: 5/15/2009
Citation: Arthur, F.H., Campbell, J.F. Distribution and Efficacy of Aerosol Insecticides in Commercial Facilities. In: S. Navarro, C. Adler, and L.S. Hansen (eds.), Proceedings of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Contol, Paleartic Region Section Working Group on Integated Protection of Stored Products, Poznan, Poland, August 20-23, 2007. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 40: 295-301.

Interpretive Summary:

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.