Effects of piperonyl butoxide and tetramethrin combinations on biological activities of selected synthetic pyrethroid insecticides against different housefly (Musca domestica L., Diptera : Muscidae) populations

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Cakir G., Yavuz O., Kocak O.

ACTA VETERINARIA BRNO, vol.77, no.3, pp.467-474, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2754/avb200877030467
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-474
  • Keywords: pest control, insect control, synergism, Turkey insects, fight against insect vectors of disease, RESISTANCE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Piperonyl butoxide (PBO), a methylenedioxyphenyl compound, is primarily used as a synergist in combination with space spray, residual and admixture products for the control of insect pests in or around domestic and commercial premises, especially food preparation areas. Also, tetramethrin is known as a knockdown agent on target organism and it is generally used with piperonyl butoxide. In this study, effects of piperonyl butoxide and tetramethrin combinations on biological activities of synthetic pyrethroids, cypermethrin, deltamethrin, and permethrin against different housefly (Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758) populations were evaluated. In addition, the biological efficiency of the insecticides used in the study, insecticide + PBO and insecticide + PBO + tetramethrin combinations, against the WHO standard sensitive housefly population and housefly populations collected from different parts of Turkey were compared.