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1 November 2009 Tick Repellent Properties of Three Libyan Plants
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Specimens of Salvadora persica Wallich (Salvadoraceae), Pistacia atlantica Desfontaines (Anacardiaceae), and Juniperus phoenicea L. (Cupressaceae) were collected at The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya. The tick-repellent effects of the essential oils from the plants were evaluated using host-seeking nymphs of Ixodes ricinus L. (Acari: Ixodidae) in the laboratory. Significant tick repellent effects were observed for the oils of all three species, but the duration of action was short. The oils were obtained by steam distillation. Volatile compounds of the essential oils were collected by solid phase microextraction and the constituents were identified by gas chromatographymass spectrometry.

© 2009 Entomological Society of America
S. S. Garboui, A.-K. Borg-Karlson, and K. Pålsson "Tick Repellent Properties of Three Libyan Plants," Journal of Medical Entomology 46(6), 1415-1419, (1 November 2009). https://doi.org/10.1603/033.046.0623
Received: 8 October 2008; Accepted: 1 August 2009; Published: 1 November 2009
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