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1 September 2006 Field Test of a Lemon Eucalyptus Repellent against Leptoconops Biting Midges
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We tested a lemon eucalyptus–based repellent against the biting midge Leptoconops carteri Hoffman in the Central Valley of California. This relatively new active ingredient has demonstrated high efficacy in a number of studies with mosquitoes. Ten subjects tested spray and lotion formulations on 2 consecutive days, along with a deet-positive control and an untreated control, with 6 h of continuous exposure per treatment. Half of the eucalyptus subjects received no bites, and the true median protection time probably exceeded the test duration.

Scott P. Carroll and Jenella Loye "Field Test of a Lemon Eucalyptus Repellent against Leptoconops Biting Midges," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22(3), 483-485, (1 September 2006). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[483:FTOALE]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 September 2006
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