US 9,808,013 B2
Methods for the control of arthropods using near-ideal gas phase hydrogen peroxide
James D. Lee, Stamford, CT (US); and Douglas J. Bosma, Armonk, NY (US)
Assigned to Synexis LLC, Kansas City, MO (US)
Appl. No. 14/891,238
Filed by Lee Antimicrobial Solutions, LLC, Armonk, NY (US)
PCT Filed May 19, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/038652
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 13, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/186805, PCT Pub. Date Nov. 20, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/824,689, filed on May 17, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0100583 A1, Apr. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. A01N 59/00 (2006.01); A23L 3/3445 (2006.01); A01M 1/20 (2006.01)
CPC A01N 59/00 (2013.01) [A01M 1/2022 (2013.01); A23L 3/3445 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
 
1. A method for controlling an arthropod in an environment comprising:
providing Purified Hydrogen Peroxide Gas (PHPG) to said environment to prepare a PHPG containing environment having PHPG gas at a final concentration of at least 0.1 parts per million (ppm) to about 5.0 ppm comprises 0.015 parts per million (ppm) of ozone or less; and
maintaining said PHPG containing environment for a time period sufficient to control said arthropod.
 
16. A method of treating an animal for an arthropod parasite comprising placing an animal in a PHPG containing environment for a period of time, wherein the amount of PHPG is between 0.1 parts per million (ppm) to about 5.0 ppm.
 
18. A method for controlling an arthropod in an agricultural product during shipping comprising:
providing Purified Hydrogen Peroxide Gas (PHPG) at a concentration of at least 0.1 parts per million to about 5.0 ppm to a shipping container containing said agricultural product to prepare a PHPG containing shipping container;
shipping said PHPG containing shipping container; and
maintaining said PHPG concentration during said shipping, wherein said arthropod is controlled.