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Journal of medical entomology

N,N-diethylphenylacetamide in treated fabrics as a repellent against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae).


PMID 1674544

Abstract

The efficacy of fabrics impregnated with N,N-diethylphenylacetamide (DEPA), a new repellent, was studied in the laboratory and field against Aedes aegypti (L.) and Culex quinquefasciatus Say. DEPA-treated polyester cotton and cotton fabrics provided repellency for 30 and 36 d and had a half-life of 11 and 5 d, respectively. The repellent could not be applied at a rate of greater than 15% of fabric weight. DEPA-treated fabric patches were found to be a practical and novel approach and were effective for 90 d in the laboratory against Ae. aegypti and 77 d in the field against Cs. quinquefasciatus.