An evaluation of strategic and threshold control measures against the Karoo paralysis tick, Ixodes rubicundus (Acari: Ixodidae) in South Africa

Abstract

Paralysis caused by feeding female Ixodes rubicundus ticks is a major problem in large areas of South Africa. As the life cycle of the tick extends over a period of 2 years, it was hypothesized that strategic treatment of sheep with an acaricide over a 2 year period, timed to kill most engorging females, should markedly lower the biotic potential of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00046285

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