Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematode strains against engorged Boophilus annulatus females (Acari: Ixodidae) under simulated field conditions.

@article{Samish1999EfficacyOE,
  title={Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematode strains against engorged Boophilus annulatus females (Acari: Ixodidae) under simulated field conditions.},
  author={Michael Samish and Eugene Alekseev and Itamar Glazer},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1999},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={727-32}
}
The biocidal efficacy of entompathogenic nematodes against engorged females of Boophilus annulatus (Say) was evaluated in soil-filled buckets in a greenhouse, where conditions resemble nature. The 9 tested nematode strains differed markedly in their effect upon tick mortality. The Mexican strain of Steinernema carpocapsae was most efficient, inducing 100% tick mortality at a concentration of 50 nematodes per square centimeter. An increase in the concentration of the S. carpocapsae DT strain to… CONTINUE READING