Essential Oils: An Untapped Resource for Managing Urban Insect Pests

Studies have found that essential oil extracts from leaves of indigenous cinnamon and Caribbean oregano can repel cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis), and extracts from plants of the mint, grass, and ginger families can be toxic to cat flea eggs, larvae, and adults. Such effects are just one example of the potential of essential oils for managing insect pests such as ants, fleas, termites, and cockroaches, and a new research review in the Journal of Economic Entomology outlines current…

Source: Entomology Today

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