Trials for control of ixodid ticks using pheromone acaricide tick decoys

J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1998 Aug;28(2):551-7.


Experimental application of Hyalomma dromedarii pheromone-impregnated in cyfluthrin (pyrethroid) decoys on experimentally infested camels revealed efficacy rate of 85.33%, while the control group showed normal pattern of tick engorgement. This study proved the rapid movement of males toward decoys and some males took the mounting position with such decoys. On the other side, the same decoys (H. dromedarii) when used on naturally infested cattle with Boophilus annulatus did not even disturb the Boophilus ticks indicating that B. annulatus contain specific pheromones which should be furtherly identified.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Camelus / parasitology*
  • Female
  • Insecticides
  • Male
  • Nitriles
  • Pheromones*
  • Pyrethrins*
  • Tick Control / methods*
  • Tick Infestations / prevention & control
  • Tick Infestations / veterinary*
  • Ticks / physiology


  • Insecticides
  • Nitriles
  • Pheromones
  • Pyrethrins
  • cyfluthrin