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Original research (Published On: 28-May-2024)

Insecticidal efficacy of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) and orange peel (Citrus sinensis) on mosquitoes

Kiran Singh

J. Vet. Res. Adv., 06 (01):36-40

Kiran Singh: Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria

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Article History: Received on: 08-Nov-23, Accepted on: 23-May-24, Published on: 28-May-24

Corresponding Author: Kiran Singh

Email: ksinghj@gmail.com

Citation: Singh K, Abdulhammed NA, Singh J, Norouzi R and Khoshkhoo A (2024). Insecticidal efficacy of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) and orange peel (Citrus sinensis) on mosquitoes. J. Vet. Res. Adv., 06 (01):36-40


Abstract

Aim: Main purpose of the study was to determine insecticidal activities of essential oil extracts from orange peel (Citrus sinensis) and lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) against adult stage of the mosquito Anopheles and Culex spp..

Method and materials:  The essential oil extracts were obtained from processed air-dried and powdered citrus fruit peels and lemon grass by soaking the extraction. The insecticidal activities of the extracts were tested at 1.5%, 3.0%, 4.5% concentrations following incubation periods of 30 min, 1, 6, 12 and 24 hours.

Results: The greatest insecticidal activity (65 and 60%) was exhibited at 4.5 % concentration with a 24-h exposure by C. sinensis and C. citratus respectively.

Conclusion: It was concluded that essential oil extracts from C. sinensis and C. citratus have the potential to be used as an eco-friendly pesticide to control the mosquito vector management program.


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