An improved bioassay facilitates the screening of repellents against cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).

@article{Su2014AnIB,
  title={An improved bioassay facilitates the screening of repellents against cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).},
  author={Li-Chong Su and Chin-Gi Huang and Shang-Tzen Chang and Shu-Hui Yang and Shan-hui Hsu and Wen-Jer Wu and R N Huang},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2014},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={264-70}
}
BACKGROUND Repellents are a common method for preventing flea bites, making an effective system for flea repellent screening advantageous. We describe an improved technique to facilitate repellent activity screening of numerous plant-based Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea) repellents. RESULTS Two long strips of filter paper were impregnated with test compounds (dissolved in ethanol) and ethanol only, respectively. After drying, the two filter papers were glued together along the long side and… CONTINUE READING