Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of essential oil from Mentha spicata (Linn.) against three mosquito species

  title={Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of essential oil from Mentha spicata (Linn.) against three mosquito species},
  author={Marimuthu Govindarajan and Rajamohan Sivakumar and M. Rajeswari and K. N. Yogalakshmi},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Mosquitoes are blood-feeding insects and serve as the most important vectors for spreading human diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and filariasis. The continued use of synthetic insecticides has resulted in resistance in mosquitoes. Synthetic insecticides are toxic and affect the environment by contaminating soil, water, and air, and then natural products may be an alternative to synthetic insecticides because they are effective, biodegradable, eco-friendly, and safe to… 

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