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House fly TFL collections 2023 - semifield enclosure CMAVE.csv (3.36 kB)

Data from: Point Protection with Transfluthrin against Musca domestica L. in a Semi-Field Enclosure

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posted on 2024-04-29, 21:32 authored by ROBERT ALDRIDGEROBERT ALDRIDGE, Chris Geden, Daniel L. Kline, Alexandra Pagac, Edmund J. Norris, Kenneth J. Linthicum
House flies are notoriously difficult to control, owing to their tendency to live in close relationships with humans and their livestock, and their rapid development of resistance to chemical controls. With this in mind, we explored an alternative chemical control, a spatial repellent to deter Musca domestica L. from points we wanted to protect (i.e., a baited trap [modified Captivator trap]) within a semifield enclosure located on the property of CMAVE (ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology) in Gainesville, FL. Our results demonstrated that the synthetic spatial repellent, transfluthrin, is effective in preventing M. domestica adults from entering protected traps for both a susceptible strain (CAR21) and a field-acquired permethrin-resistant strain (WHF; 24 h LD50 resistance ratio of 150), comprising 22% and 28% of the total number of flies collected, respectively. These results are promising and demonstrate that transfluthrin can be an effective spatial repellent to protect points of interest where needed.



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Aldridge, Robert L.

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Intended use

Intended use is for comparison of datasets of spatial repellents and pest management tools against filth flies such as the house fly, Musca domestica in a point protection fashion. The response of the house fly to this spatial repellent (transfluthrin) can be compared to other insects as well.

Use limitations

Behavior and point protection may be biased by environmental conditions associated with the time of year within the semi-field enclosure or the specific strain(s) of house fly (M. domestica) used in the bioassay.

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  • weekly


  • Non-geospatial

ISO Topic Category

  • environment

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

Musca domestica; humans; livestock; chemical control; Florida; imagos; traps; lethal dose 50; data collection; repellents; pest management; insects; environmental factors; bioassays

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 104

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  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public