Essential oil from the leaves of Cryptomeria japonica acts as a silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) repellent and insecticide

  title={Essential oil from the leaves of Cryptomeria japonica acts as a silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) repellent and insecticide},
  author={Sheng-Yang Wang and Wan Chi Lai and Fang-Hua Chu and Chien-Tsong Lin and S. Y. Shen and Shang-Tzen Chang},
  journal={Journal of Wood Science},
This is the first article to report the evaluation of a natural product used as an antisilverfish agent. Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina), primitive wingless insects, feed on a variety of materials, including paper, cotton, starch, and cereals. They can be a problem in libraries and other places where books, documents, and papers are stored. In this pilot study, the essential oil from leaves of Cryptomeria japonica was investigated to test its properties as a silverfish repellent and insecticide… 
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  • M. Lahlou
  • Chemistry, Environmental Science
    Phytotherapy research : PTR
  • 2004
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