| || The efficacy of dieldrin against wool destroying insect
Author : Ayappa, P.K.;Ceema, P.S.;Paul, C.P.;Perti, S.L.;Ranganathan, S.K.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:11(2) ; 1961 ; pp 83-91
Subject : 632.9 Pest Control
Keywords : Insect;Dieldrin;Wool
Abstract : The efficacy of dieldrin as a protection against the wool destroying insects. Anthrenus flavipes Lec. (wooly bear) and Tinea pellionella Linn. (case bearing clothes moth) has been investigated. In very low concentrations (0.02-0.05percent on the weight of fabric), the insecticides offers adequate protection against both the insects. the effectiveness of treatment is not impaired by laundering (12 times) or dry-cleaning (12 times). The resistance to laundering and dry-cleaning is not, however, as satisfactory when the insecticide is applied from solution. The economics of utilization of dieldrin as a protectant against the wool destroying insects has been discussed in relation to DDT, and it is shown that the former insecticide is much less expensive.