Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Bed bug science, "experiments," etc.

Dissertation: CimeXa, Alpine, Temprid, Tempo, Transport, Tandem, Phantom

(2 posts)
  1. Ombugsman

    member
    Joined: Feb '17
    Posts: 128

    offline

    Posted 10 months ago
    Thu Mar 9 2017 15:39:31
    #



    Login to Send PM

    This 2014 dissertation, among other things, tested the effectiveness of 9 popular products against 6 strains of bedbugs. Summary of findings:

    All products can be divided somewhat arbitrarily into two groups based on speed of action: fast-acting or slow-acting. Similarly, the relative effectiveness at killing entire populations can be divided into three categories: ultimately effective, moderately effective or ineffective. CimeXa, a desiccant dust, was the only insecticide that was uniformly both fast-acting and ultimately effective. Phantom SC was slow-acting but ultimately effective. The rate of effectiveness to Transport GHP ranged from slow acting to fast-acting but was ultimately effective with variation among populations in shape of the mortality curves. Suspend SC, Tempo SC, Temprid SC and Tandem SC were fast-acting when exposure resulted in any mortality. Transport Mikron was slow-acting, and the efficacy ranged from ultimately effective to ineffective. Alpine WSG was the only insecticide that was uniformly ineffective (Figure 5.1).

    Here is the link to the 138 page dissertation:

    http://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=entomology_etds

  2. Livingagain

    senior member
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 527

    offline

    Posted 10 months ago
    Thu Mar 9 2017 16:01:29
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Looks helpful! I'll have to bookmark. I'm glad people don't have to just totally guess about this.


RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

269,561 posts in 43,860 topics over 133 months by 19,204 of 19,818 members. Latest: tanhy, TomaceousD, Cheesecakes4charity