Using IGR As Part Of Your Integrated Pest Management Program
IGR’s are a great way to get and maintain control in a lot of circumstances and accounts
It’s a great addition to
- Baiting programs
- Mosquito misting
- Food handling facilities
- Flea control
- Ornamental pests
Why are IGR’s effective in control
Since an IGR is specific to insects they are considered to low risk with low to no mammalian toxicity because humans do make chitin or juvenile hormones.
While most traditional insecticides target the nervous system.
IGR’S Insect Growth Regulators targets the Hormones, enzymes and chitin that govern molting and metamorphosis in insects.
IGRs work by disrupting the life cycle from egg, pupae and larva preventing them from becoming adults.
Chitin synthesis inhibitor.
They work by preventing molting through the development chitin the chemical used for developing of an exoskeleton with an improper exoskeleton the insect dies.
The disrupting of chitin also prevents proper egg development
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Juvenile hormone analogs and mimics
THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent425/tutorial/endocrine2.html
Interferes with molting process which causes premature molting.
It causes deformations of wings and reproductive parts.
Ovaries will produce infertile eggs.
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IGR lasts up to 7 months not really
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Anti-juvenile hormone agents
Blocks ecdysone which signals the insect to molt. This causes pupae to die.
Anti-juvenile hormone agent causes the instar to molt prematurely into a nonfunctional sterile adult.
Methoprene Precor IGR works great for fleas.