Residual toxicity of wall-sprayed organophosphates, carbamates and pyrethroids to mosquito Culex pipiens molestus Forskal

J Hyg Epidemiol Microbiol Immunol. 1980;24(1):110-7.


Common house mosquito Culex pipiens molestus Forskal was used to test biologically the residual toxicity of 15 organophosphorus, 5 carbamate and 5 pyrethroid insecticide preparations sprayed on whitewashed or limewashed wall surfaces. The doses of 0.1 g and 1.0 g of active ingredient per 1 m2 of wall surface were used in this experiment. At the dose of 1 g/m2, organophosphates chlorpyriphos, diazinon, fenitrothion, malathion, pirimiphos-methyl and propetamphos, cambamates bendiocarb, dioxacarb, propoxur and promecarb, and pyrothroids bioresmethrin, decamethrin-permethrin and tetramethrin produced on whitewashed wall surfaces the residual toxicity persisting for at least four months. At the dose of 0.1 g/m2, a long-lasting residual toxicity persisting on whitewashed wall surfaces for at least two months was observed after bendiocarb, decamethrin, fenitrothion, permethrin, pirimiphos-methyl and propoxur application. The residual toxicity of organophosphates, carbamates except for bendiocarb and pyrethroids except for permethrin sprayed on limewashed wall surfaces was considerably shorter than on whitewashed surface.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carbamates*
  • Culex*
  • Insecticides*
  • Organophosphorus Compounds*
  • Pyrethrins*
  • Time Factors


  • Carbamates
  • Insecticides
  • Organophosphorus Compounds
  • Pyrethrins