Laboratory contact and topical evaluations of household disinfectants against house dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)

Z. A. Suhaili, A. Mariana, Baharudin Omar, T. M. Ho, L. H. Azima

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The contact and topical activity of two household disinfectants containing chloroxylenol and benzyl chlorophenol against, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae mites were evaluated in the laboratory. For contact activity, 30 adult mites were placed for 24 hrs on Whatman No. 1 filter paper impregnated with disinfectant. For topical activity, each disinfectant was directly applied to individual body of all 30 dust mites and observed for 24hrs. All treatments were replicated 12 times. Chloroxylenol disinfectant was found to be more effective compared to benzyl chlorophenol disinfectant in killing pyroglyphid mites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-852
Number of pages6
JournalTropical Biomedicine
Volume33
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Dermatophagoides farinae
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Pyroglyphidae
Disinfectants
Mites
Chlorophenols
Dust

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Laboratory contact and topical evaluations of household disinfectants against house dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and dermatophagoides farinae (Acari : Pyroglyphidae). / Suhaili, Z. A.; Mariana, A.; Omar, Baharudin; Ho, T. M.; Azima, L. H.

In: Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 33, No. 4, 01.12.2016, p. 847-852.

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