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1 December 2005 FIELD EVALUATION OF COMMERCIAL REPELLENT FORMULATIONS AGAINST MOSQUITOES (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) IN NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
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Field trials comparing commercially available repellent formulations containing picaridin (1-piperidinecarboxylate acid, 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-methylpropylester) and deet (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) against mosquitoes in Northern Territory, Australia, were conducted. Three repellents were compared: Autan Repel containing 9.3% picaridin, RID® containing 10% deet, and Bushman Ultra™ containing 80% deet in a gel. The predominant mosquito species collected were Culex annulirostris Skuse (63.2%), Ochlerotatus normanensis (Taylor) (19.6%), and Anopheles meraukensis Venhuis (8.6%). Autan Repel provided >95% protection against all mosquitoes for 2 h, RID for 7 h, and Bushman for >8 h. Against Cx. annulirostris, Autan Repel provided >95% protection for 5 h, RID for 7 h, and Bushman for >8 h. The study showed that both deet formulations provided significantly better protection against mosquitoes than picaridin (Autan Repel). All 3 repellents provided good protection against Cx. annulirostris, an important vector of arboviruses in Australia.

S. P. FRANCES, D. G. E. WATERSON, N. W. BEEBE, and R. D. COOPER "FIELD EVALUATION OF COMMERCIAL REPELLENT FORMULATIONS AGAINST MOSQUITOES (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) IN NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA 1," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 21(4), (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)21[480:FEOCRF]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 December 2005
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