Skin Repellents Against Aedes aegypti1,2

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Twenty candidate repellents that were promising in screening tests were evaluated as solutions in ethanol on skin against caged Aedes aegypti (L.) by comparing the time of the protection obtained with that obtained with the standard, deet. All but 1 compound were tested as 50% solutions; deet and N ,N-diethyl-2,5-dimethylbenzamide were tested as 25% solutions. None of the candidate repellents were more effective than deet, but dibutyl- 2-hexyl-I,3-dioxolane-4,5-dicarboxylate and N,N,3,.5 - tetramethylbenzamide as 50% solutions were about as effective as deet as a 25% solution. The protection obtained with N,N-diethyl-2,5-dimethylbenzamide as a 25% solution was about ½ that obtained with deet. The other 17 compounds as 50% solutions were from 0.08 to 0.70 times as effective as the 25% solution of deet.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1970

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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