The potential application of plant essential oils to control Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae)

  title={The potential application of plant essential oils to control Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae)},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Mercedes Guti{\'e}rrez and Jorge Omar Werdin-Gonz{\'a}lez and Natalia Stefanazzi and Cristina Bras and Adriana Alicia Ferrero},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
The human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae), is an ectoparasite confined to the scalp and human hairs. The repeated use of insecticides for the control of head lice during past decades has resulted in the development of marked levels of resistance. Natural compounds such as essential oils (EOs) have been suggested as alternative sources for insect control agents. In order to introduce a new pediculicide based on EOs, the effectiveness of the product and their effects… CONTINUE READING
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