Susceptibility of Bed Bugs to Insecticides

  • P. Damodar Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
  • S. L. Perti Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
Keywords: DDT, Hemipterus, Bed Bugs


The susceptibility of a normal laboratory strain of the bed bug, cimex hemipterus fabricius to certain synthetic insecticides, viz. dieldrin, diazinon and malathion was investigated in relation to DDT and lindance. The data were subjected to probit analysis. It was found that diazinon was the most effective insecticide, as residual films on filter papers, and was followed by malathion, lindane and DDT/dieldrin. It was also found that c. hemipterus was fairly susceptible to all the insecticides investigated.
How to Cite
Damodar, P., & Perti, S. (2014). Susceptibility of Bed Bugs to Insecticides. Defence Science Journal, 14(2), 139-144.
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