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1 June 2009 Toxicity Comparison of Eight Repellents Against Four Species of Female Mosquitoes
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The relative toxicities of 8 repellents (DMP, Rutgers 612, DEET, IR3535, Picardin, PMD, AI3-35765, and AI3-37220) were evaluated by topical application against females of Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, and An. albimanus. Based on 24-h LD50 values, the most toxic repellent against all 4 mosquito species was AI3-37220, with values of 0.25, 0.20, 0.16, and 0.11 µg/mg for the listed 4 mosquito species, respectively. The least toxic of the 8 repellents tested was DMP, with LD50 values of 5.40, 4.72, 2.50, and 1.83 µg/mg, respectively. Based on the 24-h LD50 values, An. albimanus was the most susceptible species. The findings of the study reported herein provide a comprehensive examination of the toxicities of 4 currently used, 2 formerly used, and 2 experimental repellents against 4 mosquito species.

Julia W. Pridgeon, Ulrich R. Bernier, and James J. Becnel "Toxicity Comparison of Eight Repellents Against Four Species of Female Mosquitoes," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 25(2), 168-173, (1 June 2009). https://doi.org/10.2987/08-5837.1
Published: 1 June 2009
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