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Research Project: IPM Methods for Insect Pests of Orchard Crops

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Title: Botanical essential oils and uses as mosquitocides and repellents against dengue

Author
item Chelllappandian, Muthiah - Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU)
item Vasantha-srinivasan, Prabhakaran - Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU)
item Senthil-nathan, Sengottayan - Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU)
item Karthi, Sengodan - Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU)
item Thanigaivel, Annamalai - Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU)
item Ponsankar, Athirstam - Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU)
item Kalaivani, Kandaswamy - Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engineering
item Hunter, Wayne

Submitted to: Environment International
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/30/2017
Publication Date: 2/13/2018
Citation: Chelllappandian, M., Vasantha-Srinivasan, P., Senthil-Nathan, S., Karthi, S., Thanigaivel, A., Ponsankar, A., Kalaivani, K., Hunter, W.B. 2018. Botanical essential oils and uses as mosquitocides and repellents against dengue. Environment International. 113:214-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.038.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.038

Interpretive Summary: Strategies to repel insect pests from a crop, or to attract insects onto 'trap' crops' treated with insecticides is referred to as a 'Push-Pull' strategy. Similarly repellents can be used to prevent humans or animals from biting insects like mosquitoes or flies. Emerging interest centers on development of natural plant derived Essential Oils for use. This report provides a review of natural bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites which can serve as defensive chemical treatments against herbivores including insect pests like the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, the vector of the bacterium Liberibacter asiaticus into citrus trees, or to mosquitoes which transmit a host of viral pathogens to humans. Essential Oils effectively applied in small rural communities provides an enormous potential for low cost effective management of insect crop pests, and insect vectors of human pathogens which cause disease.

Technical Abstract: Strategies to repel insect pests from a crop, or to attract insects onto 'trap' crops' treated with insecticides is referred to as a 'Push-Pull' strategy. Similarly repellents can be used to prevent humans or animals from biting insects like mosquitoes or flies. Emerging interest centers on development of natural plant derived Essential Oils. This report provides a review of natural bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites which can serve as defensive chemical treatments against herbivores including insect pests: Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, the vector of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus into citrus trees, or to mosquitoes which transmit a viral pathogens to humans. Essential Oils effectively applied in small rural communities provides an enormous potential for low cost effective management of insect crop pests, and insect vectors of human pathogens which cause disease.