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Natural insect repellents: Activity against mosquitoes and cockroaches

Submitted by valbrigh on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:23

Catnip Essential Oil and Its Nepetalactone Isomers as Repellents for Mosquitoes

Submitted by valbrigh on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:20

Botanicals to enhance effectiveness of synthetic pyrethroid insecticides; funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Deployed War Fighter Protection Program

Since the beginning of the project in April 2012, our lab has screened a wide array of plant essential oils for baseline toxicity and in combination with various synthetic pyrethroids against Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, and Anopheles gambiae, the African malaria mosquito. To date, we have identified essential oil candidates that enhance the toxicity of various synthetic pyrethroids, and some that cause greater enhancement than the most commonly used commercial synergist in synthetic pyrethroid formulations, piperonyl butoxide (PBO). Read more about Botanicals to enhance effectiveness of synthetic pyrethroid insecticides; funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Deployed War Fighter Protection Program

Catnip, Nepeta cataria (Lamiales: Lamiaceae)-a closer look: seasonal occurrence of nepetalactone isomers and comparative repellency of three terpenoids to insects

Submitted by jcoats on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:48

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