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1 March 2006 FIELD EVALUATION OF NEW MOUNTAIN SANDALWOOD MOSQUITO STICKS®AND NEW MOUNTAIN SANDALWOOD BOTANICAL REPELLENT AGAINST MOSQUITOES IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
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The mosquito repellent efficacy of New Mountain Sandalwood Mosquito Sticks®(containing 0.5% w/w essential oils) and New Mountain Sandalwood Botanical Repellent (containing soybean and geranium oils) was assessed. Tests were conducted in the field with 4 volunteers in a wooded area near Cairns, North Queensland, Australia. Predominant biting species were Verrallina funerea and Ve. lineata. A pair of burning Mosquito Sticks immediately upwind of the subject (acting as an area repellent) provided a 73.1% mean reduction in mosquito landing and probing over the 3-h test period. The Botanical Repellent and a DEET-based control were both 100% effective in preventing mosquito probing for 3 h. These data are consistent with other studies of area repellents in that such products provide significant protection from mosquito bites, albeit inferior to the protection provided by topically applied repellents.

SCOTT A. RITCHIE, CRAIG R. WILLIAMS, and BRIAN L. MONTGOMERY "FIELD EVALUATION OF NEW MOUNTAIN SANDALWOOD MOSQUITO STICKS®AND NEW MOUNTAIN SANDALWOOD BOTANICAL REPELLENT AGAINST MOSQUITOES IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22(1), 158-160, (1 March 2006). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[158:FEONMS]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 March 2006
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