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dc.contributor.authorAnsari, M A-
dc.contributor.authorVasudevan, Padma-
dc.contributor.authorTandon, Mamta-
dc.contributor.authorRazdan, R K-
dc.identifier.citationBioresource Technology, 71(3), 267-271en
dc.description.abstractOil of Mentha piperita L. (Peppermint oil), a widely used essential oil, was evaluated for larvicidal activity against different mosquito species: Aedes aegypti, Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus by exposing IIIrd instar larvae of mosquitoes in enamel trays 6 + 4 inch2 size filled to a depth of 3 inch with water. Of the three species tested Cx. quinquefasciatus was most susceptible followed by Ae. aegypti and An. stephensi. Application of oil at 3 ml/m2 of water surface area resulted in 100% mortality within 24 h for Cx. quinquefasciatus, 90% for Ae. aegypti and 85% for An. stephensi. For Ae. aegypti 100% mortality was achieved at 3 ml/m2 in 48 h or 4 ml/m2 in 24 h. For An. stephensi 100% mortality was observed at 4 ml/m2 in 72 h. The emergence at 3 ml/m2 was also inhibited to a great extent and the few adults which emerged did not ovipost even after taking a blood meal.The oil showed strong repellent action against adult mosquitoes when applied on human skin. Percent protection obtained against An. annularis, An. culicifacies, and Cx. quinquefasciatus was 100%, 92.3% and 84.5%, respectively. The repellent action of Mentha oil was comparable to that of Mylol oil consisting of dibutyl and dimethyl phthalates.en
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dc.subjectPeppermint oilen
dc.subjectAedes aegyptien
dc.subjectCulex quinquefasciatusen
dc.subjectAnopheles stephensien
dc.subjectAn culicifaciesen
dc.subjectAn annularisen
dc.subjectAn subpictusen
dc.titleLarvicidal and mosquito repellent action of peppermint (Mentha piperita) oilen
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