Fruit Flies pp 353-358 | Cite as

Use of a Mixture of Boric Acid, Borax, Hydrolyzed Protein, and Water to Control Anastrepha Fruit Flies

  • W. Enkerlin
  • J. Reyes
  • R. Villalobos
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Borate compounds may be used as insecticides against fruit flies; they are also considered a good alternative to the use of malathion. Chambers (1987), testing a toxic bait consisting of boric acid, hydrolyzed protein (PIB.7), and water, obtained 80% mortality in adult Ceratitis capitata (Wied.) using a concentration of 10% of the toxic.


Boric Acid Hydrolyze Protein Lethal Concentration Mango Fruit Beneficial Insect 
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  • W. Enkerlin
  • J. Reyes
  • R. Villalobos

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