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Record number 335405
Title Fatal attraction. Control of the housefly (Musca domestica)
Author(s) Smallegange, R.C.
Source Entomologische Berichten 63 (2004). - ISSN 0013-8827 - p. 87 - 92.
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Article in professional journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) musca domestica - plagenbestrijding - diergedrag - fototaxis - reuk - musca domestica - pest control - animal behaviour - phototaxis - smell
Categories Diptera / Animal Behaviour and Ethology
Abstract Despite its long association with man, the housefly (Musea domestica Linnaeus) remains one of the most difficult pests to control. It is a ubiquitous insect that can be found in houses, stables, food processing factories and other domesticated areas and buildings. Reliance on insecticides for fly control is decreasing because of increased environmental constraints and insecticide resistance. So far, biological control with natural enemies often has disappointing results. Light- and odour-baited traps are considered to be promising devices to control houseflies indoors, although they are not yet effective enough to reduce fly populations to acceptable levels. Therefore, possibilities to improve the effectiveness of these types of traps were examined
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