Toxicity of geraniol solution in vitro to the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus galinae

David George, Jean Biron, Gilbert Jolly, Gerard Duvallet, Olivier Sparagano

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Abstract

Geraniol is a bioactive component found in Palmarosa essential oil which has previously demonstrated good repellence to cattle ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies. The toxicity of geraniol to Dermanyssus gallinae, the most economically deleterious ectoparasite of laying hens in Europe, was studied in vitro in the laboratory, Exposure of D. gallinae to 0.5, 1 and 2% concentrations of geraniol (equaling approximately to 0.02, 0.04 and 0.07 mg/cm(2) geraniol, respectively) over a period of 24 hours resulted in 100% mortality of D. gallinae at all doses used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
JournalParasite-Journal De La Societe Francaise De Parasitologie
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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