Effect of a botanical acaricide on Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) and nontarget arthropods
Journal of Medical Entomology
We tested the effectiveness of the rosemary oil-based insecticide, Eco-Exempt IC2, to control all stages of Ixodes scapularis (Say) in southern Maine. We selected plots in oak-pine forest where I. scapularis is endemic and recorded the abundance of ticks and nontarget arthropods before and after applications of IC2, bifenthrin (a synthetic pyrethroid), and water (reference treatment).
Elias, S. P., Lubelczyk, C. B., Rand, P. W., Staples, J. K., Amand, T. W., Stubbs, C. S., . . . Smith, R. P. (2013). Effect of a Botanical Acaricide onIxodes scapularis(Acari: Ixodidae) and Nontarget Arthropods. Journal of Medical Entomology, 50(1), 126-136. doi:10.1603/me12124