Honeysuckle essential oil as a potential source of ecofriendly larvicides for mosquito control

Muturi EJ, Doll K, Berhow M, Flor-weiler LB, Rooney AP Pest Management Science, 2019 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Some plant essential oils have insecticidal properties against mosquitoes and can be harnessed as ecofriendly tools for mosquito control. We conducted bioassays to determine the toxicity of Italian honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) essential oil and its fractions against larvae of… Read more »

Combined Toxicity of Three Essential Oils Against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Larvae

Muturi EJ, Ramirez JL, Doll KM, Bowman MJ Journal of Medical Entomology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils are potential alternatives to synthetic insecticides because they have low mammalian toxicity, degrade rapidly in the environment, and possess complex mixtures of bioactive constituents with multi-modal activity against the target insect populations. Twenty-one essential oils were initially screened for their toxicity against… Read more »