Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Print version ISSN 0074-0276
PENNA, R. et al. The influence of building materials on the residual action of BHC. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 1985, vol.80, n.4, pp. 443-445. ISSN 0074-0276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761985000400010.
Residual insecticide activity of BHC vapors from various building materials in controlled humidity chambers in the laboratory were significantly different. Laboratory-reared, first instar nymphs of Dipetalogaster maximus were exposed to vapors of BHC which were being released from the treated surfaces of building materials taken from Mambaí, Goiás.
Keywords : building materials; BHC; triatomine bugs.