Repellents Against Mosquitoes1 in Thailand2

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When the effectiveness of 6 repellents and 3 mixtures of repellents (5% dilutions) in preventing bites of several species of mosquitoes was compared in the Bangkok, Rayong, and Chanthaburi areas of Thailand, all protected for 2-3 hr in I or more tests at 1 location. However, only deet, o-chloro-N,N-diethylbenzamide, and 2 mixtures containing 50% deet + 50% of either the meta or pam isomers of N,N-dibutyl-m-toluamide protected completely for at least 45 minutes in every test at every location. The other repellents tested were dimethyl phthalate, o-ethoxy-N,N-diethylbenzamide; ethyl hexanediol, 2,2,4-trimethyl-I,3-pentanediol; and a mixture containing 40% dimethyl phthalate, 30% dimethyl carbate, and 30% ethyl hexanediol. Deet was at least equal to or more effective than the other materials tested.

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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