TITLE

Uses of Plant Extracts as Mosquito Repellant-An Eco-Friendly Process

AUTHOR(S)
Singh, Rita
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
CURIE Journal;2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Botanicals insecticides are naturally occurring toxins extracted from plants. They are often less damaging to the environment than conventional synthetic or petroleu m-based insecticides. To avoid chemical pesticides, a number of naturally occurring essential oils and their isolates have been evaluated for use as insect repellent. Most botanicals are rapid acting and most but not all botanicals are of low to moderate toxicity to mammals. Here we have concentrated our studies on essential oils and isolates active towards household insects which are of great significant as they produce direct reflection on civilization.
ACCESSION #
43385698

 

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