NC State University
Wes Watson's Publications

Major Publications

Watson, D. W., S. M. Stringham, S. S. Denning, S. P. Washburn, M. H. Poore, and A. Meier. 2002. Managing the horn fly, Haematobia irritans (L.), Diptera, Muscidae, using an electric walk-through fly trap. J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 1113-1118.

Zurek, L., D. W. Watson, S. B. Krasnoff and C. Schal. 2002. Effect of the entomopathogenic fungus, Entomophthora muscae (Zygomycetes: Entomophthoraceae), on sex pheromone and other cuticular hydrocarbons of the house fly, Musca domestica. J. Invertbr. Pathol. 80: 171-176.

Apperson, C. S., B. A. Harrison, W. S. Irby, H. M. Savage, S. Aspen, D. W. Watson, P. Rueda, B. Engber, and R. S. Nasci. 2002. Host feeding habits of Culex and other mosquitoes in New York City. J. Med. Entomol. 39: 777-785.

Zurek, L., D. W. Watson, and C. Schal. 2002. Synergism between Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) and Boric Acid against the German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). Biological Control 23: 296-302.

Calibeo-Hayes, D., S. S. Denning, S. M. Stringham, J. S. Guy, L. G. Smith, and D. W. Watson. (2002). Mechanical transmission of turkey coronavirus by domestic house flies (Musca domestica L.) Avian Dis. 47: In press.

Watson, D. W., P. Kaufman, D. A. Rutz, and C. S. Glenister. 2001. Impact of the darkling beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer on the establishment of the predaceous beetle, Carcinops pumilio Erichson for the control of house fly, Musca domestica in caged layer poultry houses. Biological Control 20: 8-15.

Zurek, L., S. S. Denning, C. Schal, and D. W. Watson. 2001. Vector potential of the house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), for Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. J. Med. Entomol. 38: 333-335.

Watson, D. W., J. S. Guy, and S. M. Stringham. 2000. Limited transmission of turkey coronavirus (TCV) in young turkeys by adult darkling beetles, Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer (Tenebrionidae). J. Med. Entomol. 37:480-483.

Zurek, L., C. Schal, and D. W. Watson. 2000. Diversity and significance of the bacterial community in the intestinal tract of house fly larvae, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Med. Entomol. 37: 924-928.

Watson, D. W., D. A. Rutz, K. Keshavarz and J. Keith Waldron. In Press. Impact of mechanical incorporation of poultry manure applied to field soil on house fly, Musca domestica survival. J. Applied Poult. Res.

Schmidtmann., E. T., J. F. Carroll, and D. W. Watson. 1998. Attachment-site patterns of adult blacklegged ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on white-tailed deer and horses. J. Med. Entomol. 35: 59-63.

Watson, D. W., J. E. Lloyd and R. Kumar. 1997. Density and distribution of cattle lice (Phthiraptera: Haematopinidae, Linognathidae, Trichodectidae) on six steers. Veterinary Parasitology 69: 283-296.

Watson, D. W., D. A. Rutz and S. J. Long. 1996. Beauveria bassiana and sawdust bedding for the management of house flies, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in calf hutches. Biological Control 7: 221-227.

Watson, D. W., E. T. Schmidtmann, and P. A. W. Martin. 1995. Association of Bacillus thuringiensis and other spore-forming bacteria with calf-hutch bedding. Environ. Entomol. 24: 99-104.

Watson, D. W., C. J. Geden, D. A. Rutz, and S. J. Long. 1995. Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana for the control of the house fly and the stable fly. Biological Control 5: 405-411.

Krasnoff, S. B., D. W. Watson, D. M. Gibson, E. C. Kwan. 1995. Behavioral effects of the entomopathogenic fungus. Entomophthora muscae (Cohn) Fresenius, on its host Musca domestica L: Postural control of dying hosts and gated pattern of mortality. J. Insect Physiol. 41: 895-903.

Petersen, J. J., D. W. Watson, and J. Cawthra. 1995. Comparative effectiveness of three release rates for a pteromalid parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for controlling house flies (Diptera) in beef cattle feed lots. Biological Control 5: 561-565.

Rutz, D. A., and D. W. Watson. In Press. Development and demonstration of an integrated fly management program for use on dairies in northeastern U.S. In Mass-reared Natural Enemies: Applications and regulations. R. L. Ridgeway, M. Hoffman, C. S. Glenister and M. Inscoe [Eds.]. Entomological Society of America Monograph, Annapolis, MD.

Watson, D. W. and J. J. Petersen. 1993. Sexual activity of male house flies, Musca domestica L., (Diptera: Muscidae) infected with Entomophthora muscae (Entomophthoraceae: Entomophthorales) Biological Control 3: 22-26.

Watson, D. W. and J. J. Petersen. 1993. Seasonal activity of Entomophthora muscae, (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales ) in Musca domestica L., (Diptera: Muscidae) with reference to temperature and relative humidity. Biological Control 3: 182-190.

Watson, D. W., B. A. Mullens, and J. J. Petersen. 1993. Behavioral fever response of Musca domestica L., (Diptera: Muscidae) to infection by Entomophthora muscae, (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 61: 10-16.

Watson, D. W., P. A. W. Martin, and E. T. Schmidtmann. 1993. Egg yolk and bacterial growth medium for the house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) J. Med. Entomol. 30: 820-823.

Petersen, J. J., D. W. Watson, and B. M. Pawson. 1993. Evaluation of field propagation of Muscidifurax zaraptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for the control of flies associated with confined beef cattle. J. Econ. Entomol. 85: 451-455.

Schmidtmann, E. T., D. W. Watson, and P. A. W. Martin. 1993. Bacterial control of flies in livestock operations. pp. 47-53. In Pest Management: Biologically based Technologies. R. D. Lumsden, J. L. Vaughn, [Eds.] Conference Proceeding. Beltsville Symposium XVIII. Beltsville, MD. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC 1993.

Petersen, J. J. and D. W. Watson. 1992. Comparison of sentinel and naturally occurring fly pupae to measure field parasitism by pteromalid parasitoids (Hymenoptera). Biological Control 2: 244-248.

Petersen, J. J., D. W. Watson, and B. M. Pawson. 1992. Evaluation of Muscidifurax zaraptor and Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for controlling flies associated with confined beef cattle. Biological Control 2: 44-50.

Watson, D. W. and J. J. Petersen. 1991. Infectivity of the bacterium, Serratia marcescens (Eubacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) in stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans, (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Med. Entomol. 28: 190-192.

Legg, D. E., R. Kumar, D. W. Watson, and J. E. Lloyd. 1991. Seasonal movement and spatial distribution of the sheep ked (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) on Wyoming lambs. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 1532-1539.

Petersen, J. J., M. A. Catangui, and D. W. Watson. 1991. Parasite induced mortality of house fly pupae by pteromalid wasps in the laboratory. Biological Control. 1: 275-280.

Petersen, J. J., D. W. Watson, and B. M. Pawson. 1990. Native biocontrol agents as a component of integrated pest management for confined livestock. In Biocontrol of Livestock Pests. D. A. Rutz and R. S. Patterson [Eds.]. Westbrook Press, Boulder, CO.