Insecticidal and repellent effects of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil against Lucilia cuprina.

  title={Insecticidal and repellent effects of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil against Lucilia cuprina.},
  author={Jason Callander and Peter J. James},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={184 2-4},
Laboratory studies were conducted to assess the effect of tea tree oil (TTO) from Melaleuca alternifolia (terpinen-4-ol chemotype) against different stages of the Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina. When applied to wool, 3% TTO formulation repelled gravid female L. cuprina and prevented oviposition for six weeks. Formulations containing 1% TTO caused 100% mortality of L. cuprina eggs and 1st instar larvae and 2.5% TTO caused mortality of most second and third instar larvae in agar feeding… CONTINUE READING


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