In vitro efficacy of extracts of Melia azedarach against the tick Boophilus microplus.

@article{Borges2003InVE,
  title={In vitro efficacy of extracts of Melia azedarach against the tick Boophilus microplus.},
  author={L{\'i}gia Miranda Ferreira Borges and Pedro Henrique Ferri and Wellington Jo{\~a}o da Silva and Wilson Castro Silva and Jana{\'i}na Guernica Silva},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={228-31}
}
The efficacy of ripe fruit extracts of Melia azedarach L. (Rutales: Meliaceae) was evaluated against the tick, Boophilus microplus (Canestrini) (Acari: Ixodidae). Ripe fruits of M. azedarach dried and powdered were extracted by Soxhlet apparatus successively using hexane, CHCl3 and 96% aqueous ethanol. Larvae and engorged females were immersed in decreasing concentrations from 0.25% to 0.015% of each extract. The mortality of larvae was evaluated 24, 72 and 168 h after treatment. The… CONTINUE READING

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