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Bioassays

Flea and Tick

We do assays on fleas and ticks to determine the lethality of different compounds.

The .gif above depicts our carousel tick assay. Ticks are placed in a small patch of turf grass surrounded by a sticky trap. The carousel rotates at a set speed and gently grazes the top of the turf grass patch with a piece of cloth to which ticks may attach to. The cloth may be treated with repellents to determine their efficacy based on the number of ticks that attach.


Immo A. Hansen
Dept of Biology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces,
NM 88003-8001
(575) 646-7719
immoh@nmsu.edu