Repellency Effect of Essential Oils of some Native Plants and Synthetic Repellents against Human Flea, Pulex irritans (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae)

@inproceedings{Ghavami2016RepellencyEO,
  title={Repellency Effect of Essential Oils of some Native Plants and Synthetic Repellents against Human Flea, Pulex irritans (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae)},
  author={Mohammad Bagher Ghavami and Fahimeh Poorrastgoo and Behrooz Taghiloo and Jamshid Mohammadi},
  booktitle={Journal of arthropod-borne diseases},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Fleas are important vectors of human and animal disease, and control measures for protection against their bites and flea-borne diseases are necessary. METHODS The essential oils (EOs) of four native medicinal plants, Ziziphora tenuiore, Myrtus communis, Achillea wilhelmsii and Mentha piperita were isolated by hydrodistillation technique and analyzed by GC-MC. The repellent activity of EOs and synthetic compounds, DEET and permethrin, were assayed on human subjects against field… CONTINUE READING

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