Effects of low temperatures on the survival of house-dust mites of the family Pyroglyphidae (Acari : Sarcoptiformes)

J.E.M.H. Bronswijk, van, H.H.M. Koekkoek

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    Abstract

    Six hours exposure to -15°C was needed for the eradication of the moving stages of Dermatophagoides farinae and D. microceras, whereas D. chelidonis, D. pteronyssinus and Euroglyphus maynei needed an exposure of 6 hours to -28°C for the same effect. In continental and sub-arctic climates these temperatures occur in winter. One day exposure of the mattresses to the outdoor air could be attempted as a control of the pyroglyphid mite infestations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-211
    JournalNetherlands journal of Zoology
    Volume22
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1971

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