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2005 Roger Vargas ( Evaluation of Fipronil….)

Evaluation of Fipronil in Male Annihilation and Ground Treatments for Control of Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Oriental Fruit Fly and Melon Fly

Economically important fruit flies in the family Tephritidae are among the most serious agricultural pests throughout the Pacific region. Conventional fruit fly area-wide control methods such as bait spray, male annihilation and ground area-wide treatments rely heavily on organophosphate (OP) insecticides. Continued registration of many OP insecticides for use in the U. S. is in doubt.