Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Journal

Volume 1 - Issue 2 (5) | PP: 53 - 59 Language : English
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/vmph2020.1.2.5
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Evaluation of Natural and Synthetic Repellents Against the Adult Vector Mosquitoes of Culex quinquefasciatus Say

G. Elizabeth Rani ,
A. Surendran ,
A. Joseph Thatheyus
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
4/4/2020 12/4/2020 20/4/2020 30/5/2020
Abstract
Mosquitoes are one of the most dreadful creatures which are responsible for the transmission of various diseases to human beings. It is evident to find out suitable tools to control mosquitoes. In the present study, certain plant materials, plant oils, and synthetic repellents were tested for their efficiency against Culex quinquefasciatus. Synthetic repellents exhibited a reasonably high protection time and suppression effect on the biting population of Cx. quinquefasciatus. Plant oils exhibited similar protection time and the percentage of suppression was on par with the synthetic repellents. The plant materials showed very low protection time but reasonably a high degree of suppression of the biting population of Cx. quinquefasciatus. By using either synthetic or plant-derived materials one can easily avoid mosquito bites. Since the plant materials are safer one can employ these materials to avoid mosquito-biting problems and also the mosquito-borne diseases.


How To Cite This Article
Rani , G. E.Surendran , A. & , A. J. T. (2020). Evaluation of Natural and Synthetic Repellents Against the Adult Vector Mosquitoes of Culex quinquefasciatus Say . Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Journal, 1 (2), 53-59, 10.31559/vmph2020.1.2.5

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