Discussion of the Paper on Houseflies, Musca Domestica

  • Elton J. Hansens


After reading Mr Keiding’s paper my first reaction was “What more is there to say?”. On further reflection there are some experiences and ideas that come to mind from our work in New Jersey over the past 25 years which might be worth considering.


Resistant Strain Residual Treatment Musca DOMESTICA Organophosphorus Insecticide Drey Area 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elton J. Hansens
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  1. 1.Rutgers, The State UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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