Evaluation of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) susceptibility to some acaricides in field populations from Italy

Marangi, Marianna, Cafiero, Maria Assunta, Capelli, Gioia, Camarda, Antonio, Sparagano, Olivier and Giangaspero, Annunziata (2009) Evaluation of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) susceptibility to some acaricides in field populations from Italy. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 48 (1-2). pp. 11-18. ISSN 0168-8162

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10493-008-9224-0

Abstract

Red mite field populations from seven naturally infested Italian caged laying poultry farms were investigated for their susceptibility to acaricide formulations available on the market, containing amitraz, carbaryl and permethrin. A minimum of 3,000 mites of all stages were collected from each farm and were tested with five acaricide concentrations (5, 10, 20, 50, 100%) plus an untreated control (0%). Field red mite populations were found to be tolerant even with the highest concentrations with carbaryl and permethrin for six (86%) and three (42%) of the investigated farms, respectively (P < 0.05). Furthermore, six (86%) of the investigated farms showed a red mite population susceptible to amitraz at any concentration. Out of the seven field populations tested with amitraz, one population is becoming less tolerant whereas another was the most tolerant to carbaryl and permethrin at any concentration. Data show that the lack of effectiveness of some acaricides is spreading in Europe and call for the adoption of alternative management strategies to avoid development of resistance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dermanyssus gallinae, carbaryl, permethrin, amitraz, susceptibility, Italy
Subjects: C100 Biology
C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
D300 Animal Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 15:08
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4350

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