Adulticidal and fecundity effects of essential oils of Cymbopogon citratus and Tagetes minuta against Phlebotomus duboscqi
Lydia Bonareri Nyamwamu
Materials and Methods: 1.0ml of each essential oil extract at concentrations of 0.125; 0.250; 0.500; 0.750 and 1mg/ml and the controls, DEET and Tween 80 were applied to the inner surface and bottom of a sterile pot and thirty adult P. duboscqi specimens aspirated into the pots. The parameters observed were insect mortalities after 24, 48 and 72 h as well as the number of eggs obtained from females subjected to the different treatments. Conclusion: I conclude that the two essential oils are promising natural insecticides due to their safety advantage over chemical insecticides. I do recommend further studies in the field using human subjects before their adoption for use against Phlebotominesandflies.
Lydia Bonareri Nyamwamu. Adulticidal and fecundity effects of essential oils of Cymbopogon citratus and Tagetes minuta against Phlebotomus duboscqi. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2017; 5(4): 89-96.