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The efficacy of ultrasonic pest controllers for fleas and ticks.

Abstract

Two ultrasonic pest controllers, a pet-collar unit and a large unit for household use, were tested for their efficacy in repelling fleas and ticks in a choice chamber. Neither unit had any affect on the distribution of fleas or ticks in the choice chamber up to 24 h exposure, and activity of fleas, ticks and cockroaches was unimpaired. The study extends and supports previous findings that ultrasound is ineffective as a means of controlling common pests of households and pets.

Authors+Show Affiliations

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Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Republic of South Africa.

Source

MeSH

Animals
Cats
Pest Control
Siphonaptera
Ticks
Ultrasonics

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1770480

Citation

Brown, C R., and B D. Lewis. "The Efficacy of Ultrasonic Pest Controllers for Fleas and Ticks." Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, vol. 62, no. 3, 1991, pp. 110-3.
Brown CR, Lewis BD. The efficacy of ultrasonic pest controllers for fleas and ticks. J S Afr Vet Assoc. 1991;62(3):110-3.
Brown, C. R., & Lewis, B. D. (1991). The efficacy of ultrasonic pest controllers for fleas and ticks. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 62(3), pp. 110-3.
Brown CR, Lewis BD. The Efficacy of Ultrasonic Pest Controllers for Fleas and Ticks. J S Afr Vet Assoc. 1991;62(3):110-3. PubMed PMID: 1770480.
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