Evaluation of Certain Insecticides and Repellents Against Ticks

  • D. Kapoor Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
  • C. F. Paul Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
  • S. L. Perti Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
Keywords: Cattle tick, Diethyl toluamide, Ixodid ticks


The susceptibility of two commonly occurring species of Ixodid ticks viz., the cattle tick, Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum Koch and the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latr to certain newer insecticdes was investigated under controlled environmental conditions. The repellency of diethyl toluamide (Deet) to the two species of ticks was also investigated by a specially devised laboratory technique. It was found that based on LC/sub 50/ values, the two species were most susceptible to pyrethrins followed by carbaryl whereas malathion was found least toxic to the ticks.
How to Cite
Kapoor, D., Paul, C., & Perti, S. (2014). Evaluation of Certain Insecticides and Repellents Against Ticks. Defence Science Journal, 22(3), 185-190. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.22.6401
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