Efficacy of the botanical repellents geraniol, linalool, and citronella against mosquitoes.

@article{Mller2009EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the botanical repellents geraniol, linalool, and citronella against mosquitoes.},
  author={G{\"u}nter C. M{\"u}ller and Amy Junnila and Jerry Butler and Vassiliy D Kravchenko and Edita E. Revay and Robert W Weiss and Yosef Schlein},
  journal={Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={2-8}
}
We determined the degree of personal protection provided by citronella, linalool, and geraniol in the form of commercially available candles or diffusers, both indoors and outdoors. Under the uniform conditions of the experiments, all substances repelled significantly more mosquitoes than the unprotected control. Furthermore, the repellents tested were more active when in the form of a continuous release diffuser than in candle form. All candles were 88 g containing 5% of the active ingredient… CONTINUE READING
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