Deltamethrin-Incorporated Nets as an Integrated Pest Management Tool for the Invasive Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

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Oxford University Press

Long-lasting insecticide nets (LLINs), which have insecticide incorporated within the fibers, have been widely used for control of malaria and other insect-vectored diseases. Only recently have researchers begun exploring their use for control of agricultural pests. In this study, we evaluated the toxicity of a deltamethrin-incorporated LLIN, ZeroFly (Vestergaard-Frandsen, Washington, DC) for control of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (St (a) over circlel). In the lab, exposure to the ZeroFly net for 10 s resulted in > 90% mortality of H. halys nymphs and > 40% mortality of H. halys adults. Longer exposure to the net resulted in higher mortality. In another experiment, a 15-cm(2) sheet of ZeroFly net placed inside of the stink bug trap provided long-lasting kill of H. halys adults equal to or better than standard dichlorvos kill strip. Potential for the use of ZeroFly nets for H. halys IPM is discussed.

Entomology, Halyomorpha halys, long-lasting insecticide net, trap, attract and kill, TREATED NETS