Method of Preventing Indoor Acari
ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD
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This invention is concerned with the method of preventing indoor acari such as hyohi acarus genus like konahyochi acarus and yakehyohi acarus, kona acarus genus like kenaga kona acarus and shibuto kona acarus, and tsume acarus genus. The effective chemical which the carrier holds is N,N-diethyl-m- toluamide. Recently due to changes in residential and life styles, indoor acari inhabit everywhere all houses in Japan. Such acarus inhabitants in the house not only are uncomfortable but also cause various allergies. Traditionally these indoor acari are stamped out by pyrethroid insecticides or organic phosphorus insecticides in a form of aerosol, powder, ointment and sheet to tatamis and carpets. The traditional methods are effective only when acari directly contact areas treated by the insecticide.