Field Assessments of Control Agents for Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) using Litter Sampling

@inproceedings{Lambkin2012FieldAO,
  title={Field Assessments of Control Agents for Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) using Litter Sampling},
  author={Trevor A. Lambkin and Anthony J. Swain and Steven J. Rice and Justin S. Bartlett and Myron P. Zalucki},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2012}
}
ABSTRACT Spinosad, diatomaceous earth, and cyfluthrin were assessed on two broiler farms at Gleneagle and Gatton in southeastern Queensland, Australia in 2004–2005 and 2007–2009, respectively to determine their effectiveness in controlling lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Insecticide treatments were applied mostly to earth or ‘hard’ cement floors of broiler houses before the placement of new bedding. Efficacy of each agent was assessed by regular… 
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TLDR
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