Field evaluation of New Mountain Sandalwood Mosquito Sticks® and New Mountain Sandalwood Botanical Repellent against mosquitoes in North Queensland, Australia

Ritchie, Scott A., Williams, Craig R., and Montgomery, Brian L. (2006) 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). pp. 158-160.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 3679
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: mosquitoes; repellent; Australia; sandalwood; evaluation; botanical; mosquito sticks
ISSN: 1943-6270
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009 23:09
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 49%
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