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Efficacy of Occimum Gratissimum (Scent Leaf) On The Larvae And Adult Of Culex Quinquefasciatus


Mosquitoes are the major vectors of diseases such as malaria, dengue, filariasis e.t.c which led to the thousands of death yearly. World Health Organisation (WHO, 2005). In Nigeria, the repellent activity of ointments formulated with Occimum gratissimum oil has been reported against Ae. aegypti and Culex quinquefasiatus mosquito (Esimone et al., 2011). Mechanical aspirator will be use to catch the blood fed female Culex mosquito and it will be introduced into a mosquito rearing cage containing a transparent rubber filled with a distilled water for egg laying. Mouse pellet will be use to feed the Larvae i.e L1, L2 and L3.Two set ups both for Smoke and scent will be set with a control experiment in each. Analysis of variance will be to compare between the two set ups for the efficacy of Occimum gratissimum to repels mosquito.

Citation: Adamu S.B., Waziri M.A., Jibril S., Isah  M.K., and Burra  I A. (2023) Efficacy of Occimum Gratissimum (Scent Leaf) On The Larvae and Adult of Culex Quinquefasciatus, European Journal of Biology and Medical Science Research, Vol.11, No.1, pp.,6-13

Keywords: Adult, Culex quinquefasciatus, Occimum gratissimum, Scent leaf, larvae

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