Repellent effects of the essential oil of Lavendula angustifolia against adults of Hyalomma marginatum rufipes

M.N. Mkolo, S.R. Magano
2007 Journal of the South African Veterinary Association  
The repellent effects of the essential oil of Lavendula angustifolia on adults of Hyalomma marginatum rufipes was studied at concentrations of 5, 10 and 20% v/v. A suitable tick climbing bioassay based on the questing behaviour of ticks was used to test for repellency. High percentage repellency (range 70-100) was shown at all concentrations of the essential oil of L. angustifolia, although at 5 % v/v it only persisted for the first 40 minutes compared with 120 minutes at other concentrations
more » ... 0 and 20%v/v). The repellent strength of L. angustifolia compared well (P > 0.05) with that of DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), a commercial reference repellent, for the 2-hour period of the study.
doi:10.4102/jsava.v78i3.307 fatcat:3lmgjuai65bb5m62bqww4nhvwa