Use of temperature and water immersion to control the human body louse (Anoplura: Pediculidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:K. Y. Mumcuoglu, Friger, M., Cohen, R.
Journal:Journal of Medical Entomology
Pagination:723 - 725
Date Published:2006
Keywords:alternative, capitis, control, humanus, Pediculus

Physical methods such as high and low temperatures were used in the past for the control of human body louse, Pediculus humanus humanus L. (Anoplura: Pediculidae). In the current study, the minimum time necessary to kill all lice after exposing them to temperatures other than those described in the literature, the mortality of lice after immersing them in water, and the survival of lice whose legs were amputated were studied. All lice died after 6 d at 6

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