Webb, G, Miller, PF & Peters, BA 2012, 'Pyriproxyfen For The Control Of Australian Salt-marsh Mosquito, Aedes Vigilax', Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 50-52.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
The efficacy of pyriproxyfen against the Australian salt-marsh mosquito, Aedes vigilax, was examined in 2 laboratory and 1 semi-field study using both technical grade and formulated products. In a dose-response study, the median emergence inhibition (EI5
Greive, K, Staton, J, Miller, PF, Peters, BA & Oppenheim, V 2010, 'Development Of Melaleuca Oils As Effective Natural-Based Personal Insect Repellents', Australian Journal of Entomology, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 40-48.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
For many decades effective insect repellents have relied on synthetic actives such as N,N-diethyl-metatoluamide. Increasingly, consumers are seeking natural-based alternatives to many everyday products including insect repellents. While many studies have
An increase in the number of anecdotal reports of bedbug infestations i short-stay lodge type accommodation used by backpackers and other budget travellers inthe City of Sydney promoted a pilot survery to determine the extent of the problem. The aim of the survey was to obatin the perspective of the lodge managers on bedbug problems and how they handled them. This article describes the survey results and assesses the effectiveness of the methods of control reported.
Miller, PF, Peters, BA & Hort, CA 2001, 'A field study to evaluate integrated flea control using Lufenuron and Nitenpyram compared to Imidacloprid used alone', Australian Veterinary Practitioner, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 60-66.
A one-year field study was carried out in 45 households in Cairns, North Queensland to evaluate the efficacy of three topical or systemic treatment programs in controlling cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) infestations within the residence and on dogs and cats. Homes were randomly assigned to one of three treatments. In the first group of homes, lufenuron was administered orally to all household pets according to label recommendations for the study duration, and nitenpyram was administered orally once per week for the first 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, all pets in the household received a single dose of nitenpyram if fleas were observed on any animal. Treatments in the second group of homes were identical to those for the first group except that all pets in the household received two doses of nitenpyram per week. In the final group, imidacloprid was applied topically to all household pets once every 4 weeks for the duration of the study, and no other flea-control measures were applied. Flea populations on the pets of all treatment groups were assessed; environmental flea numbers were assessed only for Groups 1 and 3. The combination of lufenuron and nitenpyram provided superior control of flea populations on the animals and in the environment compared with using imidacloprid alone.
Robinson, K, Wilson, M, Brown, DM, Miller, PF, Nicholson, GM, Garman, C & Van Vorst, SM 2000, 'Educational Board Games Promote Social Interaction and Effective Learning in Undergraduate Nursing Students' in Bialon, L (ed), Social Aspects of Higher Education - Polish and Australian Reflections, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, pp. 157-168.
Miller, PF, Peters, BA & Vernon, F 2005, 'A field study on the control of European wasp Vespula germanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) and paper wasp Polisted sp. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) using a novel aqueous powder formulation', Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Urban Pests, Perniagaan Ph'ng @P&Y Design Network, Malaysia, pp. 387-391.
Peters, BA, Miller, PF & Staton, JA 2005, 'A study on a novel personal insect repellent formulation against the mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae), the biting midge (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and the bush fly (Diptera: Miscidae)', Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Urban Pests, Singapore.
Peters, BA, Miller, PF & Scrivener, AM 2002, 'The Efficacy of Eight Commercial Cockroach Baits against the American Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattidae)', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Pests, South Carolina, USA, pp. 446-446.
Miller, PF & Peters, BA 2002, 'Comparative field study of a new formulation of Goliath Cockroach Gel against German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) and a Mixed Population of American Cockroach and Australian Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattidae)', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Pests, South Carolina.
Miller, PF, Peters, BA & Scrivener, AM 2002, 'The efficacy of eight commercial cockroach baits against the American cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattidae)', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Pests, South Carolina.
Miller, PF & Peters, BA 1999, 'Performance of Goliath cockroach gel against German cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae) and a mixed population of American cockroach and Australian cockroach (Blattodea: Blattidae) in the field', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Urban Pests, Graficke zavody Hronov, Prague.
Miller, PF & Peters, BA 1999, 'The efficacy of Imidacloprid gel at various rates against German cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidea)', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Pests, Prague.