The potential of Huwa-San TR50 as an Acaricide for Controlling Hyalomma dromedarii (Koch) and Hyalomma impeltatum (Schulze & Schlottke) (Acari: Ixodidae)

Saleh S. Alhewairini, Mahmoud M. Al-Azzazy

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Abstract

In this study, an alternative control method was developed for camel tick (Hyalomma dromedarii Koch) and cattle tick (Hyalomma impeltatum Schulze & Schlottke), to replace the widely used traditional acaricides. Huwa-San TR50 is a formulation of hydrogen peroxide, stabilized by the addition of a small quantity of silver and is extensively used as a disinfectant. Both tick species were susceptible to certain concentrations of Huwa-San TR50: 4,000, 8,000, 10,000, 12,000 and 14,000 ppm. A marked reduction in the movement of both tick species was observed 24h of applying Huwa-San TR50, at 10,000 ppm and above. This study recorded an increase in percentage mortality with increasing concentrations of Huwa-San TR50 and this resulted in mortalities of 66.5% for H. dromedarii and 76.5% for H. impeltatum after 24 h of direct exposure (direct spray treatment) whereas in the dipping treatment, the mortality was 60% and 70% for H. dromedarii and H. impeltatum at 14,000 ppm of Huwa-San TR50. Huwa-San TR50 was found to be moderately effective in killing both tick species. Therefore, it can be used to develop a new and safe strategy for controlling ticks, so as to produce dairy and meat products with minimal residual contamination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-978
Number of pages8
JournalPakistan Journal of Zoology
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Huwa-San TR50
  • Hyalomma dromedarii
  • Hyalomma impeltatum
  • Tick

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