[Field efficacy of repellent formulation containing para-menthane-3,8-diol and lemongrass against Culicoides pachymerus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Colombia].

@article{Santamara2012FieldEO,
  title={[Field efficacy of repellent formulation containing para-menthane-3,8-diol and lemongrass against Culicoides pachymerus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Colombia].},
  author={Erika Santamar{\'i}a and Olga Luc{\'i}a Cabrera and Yaneth Zipa and Ra{\'u}l Hernando Pardo},
  journal={Biomedica : revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          457-60
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Culicoides pachymerus is a major pest species for the inhabitants of the western Boyacá province of Colombia. OBJECTIVE The effect of a repellent lotion based on p-menthane-3,8-diol (16%) and lemongrass oil (2%) was evaluated against the bites of C. pachymerus. MATERIALS AND METHODS The repellent lotion was compared simultaneously with a control (no treatment) by human landing catches of C. pachymerus on the forearms of paired volunteers situated near human dwellings… Expand
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