Accession Number : ADA601517


Title :   Toxicity Comparison of Eight Repellents Against Four Species of Female Mosquitoes


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE GAINESVILLE FL CENTER FOR MEDICAL AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Pridgeon, Julia W ; Bernier, Ulrich R ; Becnel, James J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA601517


Report Date : Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : 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 mg/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 mg/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.


Descriptors :   *CULICIDAE , *REPELLENTS , *TOXICITY , FEMALES


Subject Categories : Biology
      Toxicology
      Miscellaneous Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE