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Research Paper | Textile Engineering | India | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014
Evaluation of the Use of Insect Repellent Pouches Developed From Vetiveria Zizanioides
S. Lakshmi Manokari  | N. Charanya Meenu
Abstract: Insects plays a critical role in transmission and spread of any disease not only in rural but also in urban areas. Insect repellents have been used to reduce human-vector contact for long periods of time in different parts of the world protecting the human beings from the sting of mosquitoes and other insects thereby promising safety from the insect-carried diseases. Insect repellent textiles are one of the revolutionary ways to promote the textile field by providing the much demanded features of driving away mosquitoes and other insects. The main aim of this study is to assess the performance of the insect repellent pouches developed from Vetiveria zizanioides against mosquitoes and other insects. A questionnaire based study has been carried out and the results revealed that commercially available insect repellents are harmful to human health and their use should be avoided. It is found from the study that the developed insect repellent pouches using bamboo and Vetiver root provide a solution to the major problem faced by the society.
Keywords: Insect repellents, Human-vector contact, Vetiveria zizanioides, Insect repellent pouches
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014,
Pages: 1366 - 1370