A Method for Evaluating Methyl Bromide Fumigant Under Low-Temperature Conditions

    Published: Jan 1989

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    Fumigants normally are not used at subfreezing temperatures, because of low efficacy for arthropod control. Rodents, being homeothermic, can be controlled readily during cold weather. However, data are not currently available to judge dosage and exposure variables. A chamber fumigant test procedure using methyl bromide is described, in which dosage and length of exposure can be controlled at ambient temperatures.


    Fumigant, methyl bromide, low temperature, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Peromyscus leucopus, rodent, house mouse, Norway rat, white-footed mouse, homeothermic

    Author Information:

    Ashton, AD
    Director and research assistant, BioCenotics, Inc., Osseo, MI

    Delventhal, K
    Director and research assistant, BioCenotics, Inc., Osseo, MI

    Sargent, J
    Entomologist, Great Lakes Chemical Corp., West Lafayette, IN

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25254S

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