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Data on the effects of deltamethrin and fipronil on black-tailed prairie dog ectoparasites, South Dakota, USA, 2018–2019

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Start Date
2018
End Date
2019

Citation

Eads, D.A., 2021, Data on the effects of deltamethrin and fipronil on black-tailed prairie dog ectoparasites, South Dakota, USA, 2018-2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P97IUXTJ.

Summary

Data were collected to investigate effects of deltamethrin and fipronil on ectoparasites from black-tailed prairie dogs in South Dakota, USA. In late-July 2018, we treated 3 sites with 0.05% deltamethrin dust and 5 sites with host-fed 0.005% fipronil grain. Three non-treated sites functioned as experimental baselines. We collected ectoparasites before treatments (June-July 2018) and after treatments (August-October 2018, June-July 2019). We combed ectoparasites from live-trapped, anesthetized prairie dogs. Trapping on treated and non-treated sites occurred simultaneously or nearly simultaneously in each year. Detected ectoparasites were counted and placed back on the prairie dogs from which they were collected to reduce a removal effect. [...]

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Point of Contact :
David A Eads
Originator :
David A Eads
Metadata Contact :
FORT Metadata Specialist
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Fort Collins Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Long-term ectoparasite data.csv 36.16 KB text/csv
Short-term ectoparasite data.csv 47.23 KB text/csv

Purpose

Data were collected to assess the effects of fipronil and deltamethrin on ectoparasites on black-tailed prairie dogs. The data may inform investigations of insecticide flea control and plague mitigation measures.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P97IUXTJ

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