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1 November 2011 Field Evaluation of Commercial Repellents Against the Floodwater Mosquito Psorophora columbiae (Diptera: Culicidae) in St. JohnsCounty, Florida
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Three plant-based repellents—REPEL LEMON Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Lotion (active ingredient [AI] 30% oil of eucalyptus), Bite Blocker Xtreme Sportsman Organic Insect Repellent ([AI] 3% soybean oil, 6% geranium oil, and 8% castor oil), and Bite Blocker BioUD Insect Repellent ([AI] 7.75% 2-undecanone)—were evaluated against OFF! ([AI] 15% N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide or N,N-diethyl-3-methyl-benzamide, also called DEET) at a field site in Elkton, FL, to determine the mean protection time provided against Psorophora columbiae (Dyar & Knab). These products provided different protection times against biting Ps. columbiae. REPEL provided the longest protection time (330 min) followed by Bite Blocker Xtreme Sportsman (163 min), Bite Blocker BioUD (140 min), and OFF! (130 min). This study provides the first information about plant-based insect repellent protection times against Ps. columbiae.

© 2011 Entomological Society of America
Whitney A. Qualls, Rui-De Xue, J. Adam Holt, Mike L. Smith, and Jeanne J. Moeller "Field Evaluation of Commercial Repellents Against the Floodwater Mosquito Psorophora columbiae (Diptera: Culicidae) in St. JohnsCounty, Florida," Journal of Medical Entomology 48(6), (1 November 2011). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME11072
Received: 6 April 2011; Accepted: 1 July 2011; Published: 1 November 2011
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