Bookcover of COMPARISON OF ANTITERMITIC ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Booktitle:

COMPARISON OF ANTITERMITIC ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Comparison of antitermitic activity of essential oils from Neem (Azadirachta indica), Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) and Mint (Mentha arvensis)

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2011-04-08 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-34885-9

ISBN-10:
3639348850
EAN:
9783639348859
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Present study deals with comparison of three essential oils (neem, vetiver and mint) against the most common termite species of Pakistan, Heterotermes indicola (Wasmann). Oils were tested for repellency, toxicity and fumigation against H. indicola. Results revealed that vetiver oil was most toxic killing 60% termites at 25μg/μl while neem and mint oils showed 54% and 56.66% mortality rate, respectively, at the same concentration. When tested for repellency, vetiver oil proved to be the most effective repellent because of its long lasting activity. In a fumigation test, all three oils were tested at concentration of 0.03125%, 0.0625%, 0.125%, 0.25% and 0.5%. Out of the three tested oils, vetiver oil was the most effective. The components of neem, vetiver and mint oil were identified by TLC technique. At the end of the study, it was concluded that vetiver oil is a promising novel termiticide against H. indicola.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Farkhanda Manzoor, Azka Syed
Number of pages:
112
Published on:
2011-04-08
Stock:
Available
Category:
Zoology
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Entomology

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