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Title: Evaluation of anti-mosquito properties of essential oils
Authors: Makhaik, Mohini
Naik, Satya Narayan
Tewary, Dhananjay Kumar
Keywords: Culex quinquefasciatus
Aedes aegypti
Essential oils
Mosquito repellents
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Essential oils from Cedrus deodara, Eucalyptus citriodora, Cymbopogon flexuous, C. winterianus, Pinus roxburghii, Syzygium aromaticum and Tagetes minuta were evaluated for bioactivity against the adults of Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti. Serial dilutions of the oils were made in deodorized kerosene to obtain a range of concentrations (0.5-10%) and the adults were exposed to the vapour of the different oils for 1h in WHO kits for sensitivity testing. C. winterianus and S. aromaticum oils were equi effective and found most effective with LC50 and LC95 values respectively at 0.5 and 0.9 % for C. quinquefasciatus and 1.0 and 2.0 % for A. aegypti. Activity was found in the order: S. aromaticum > C. flexuous > E. citriodora > C. winterianus > C. deodara > T. minuta.
Page(s): 129-133
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.64(02) [February 2005]

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