Feild efficacy of three types of insecticides against larvae of Musca domestica breeding in equine manure and their effects on predatory mites


The field efficacy of Actellic (organophosphate), Neporex (insect growth regulator) and Ficam (carbamate), at the application rates of 2-4, 0.4-0.8 and 0.1-0.2 g AI/m2 respectively, was studied against the larvae of Musca domestica L. Results of treatments involving horse manure indicated that Actellic and Neporex produced sharp decrease of larval numbers (close to zero) for 21d. But there was a slight recovery in larval numbers 14 d following treatment with Ficam. The populations of predator mites were not affected due to insecticidal applications.