Repellent efficacy of azadirachtin on Ixodes ricinus ticks (Acari, Ixodidae)

Petrović Aleksandra and Bursić Vojislava and Ivanović Ivana and Marinković Dušan and Puvača Nikola and Stojanović Tijana and Vuković Gorica: Repellent efficacy of azadirachtin on Ixodes ricinus ticks (Acari, Ixodidae).

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The repellent efficacy testing, as well as the search for the most efficient and economically most justified preventive measures, emerge from the fact that in the last few years a zoogeographic expansion of certain tick species has been observed, in addition to an increased frequency of previously registered and emergent tick-borne diseases. The aim of this study was to compare the repellent efficacy of different azadirachtin essential oil concentrations as a function of time on Ixodes ricinus ticks. Azadirachtin essential oil had more than 50% repellent efficacy on I. ricinus three minutes after the application, and it decreased with time when all tested concentrations were concerned. Eight hours after repellent administration, concentrations of 50% and 75% have had repellent effects of 50%, while pure essential oil (100%) showed a repellency of 63.33%. In order for people to spend more relaxed and free time in nature, it is necessary to apply protective measures against ticks and one of the recommended ways is to use the substances that could be applied to the skin or clothes, and which have a repellent effect, such as azadirachtin essential oil.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2021
Volume: 27
ISBN: 978-963-306-835-9
Page Range: pp. 275-279
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (27.) (2021) (Szeged)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Környezetkémia, Növényvédelem, Környezetvédelem
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 279. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.04. Chemical sciences
Date Deposited: 2022. May. 31. 14:32
Last Modified: 2022. Aug. 08. 15:40

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