Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An Interview with Joseph Conlon, Technical Advisor of the American Mosquito Control Association

June 27, 2016 by Leave a Comment

RL: A lot of “natural” products are being marketed, such as wrist bands, sonic devices, and “organic” repellents. Do any of them really work?

JC: A recent landmark USDA study compared the repellency of OFF! Clip-On Mosquito Repellent (Metofluthrin 31.2%) and the Terminix ALLCLEAR Sidekick Mosquito Repeller (Cinnamon oil 10.5%; Eugenol 13%; Geranium oil 21%; Peppermint 5.3%; Lemongrass oil 2.6%), which are personal diffusers. The OFF! Clip-On and Terminix ALLCLEAR Sidekick reduced biting on the arms of volunteers by 96.28% and 95.26%, respectively, for Aedes albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito), and by 94.94% and 92.15%, respectively, for Culex pipiens (the northern house mosquito)......To Read More....

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