|Title||Behavioral responses of Ixodes scapularis tick to natural products: development of novel repellents.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Faraone N, MacPherson S, Hillier NK|
|Journal||Exp Appl Acarol|
|Keywords||Essential oils, Haller’s organ, Palps, Repellent, Terpenoids, Tick olfaction|
To determine the specific olfactory organs involved in detection of chemical stimuli, we tested tick behavioral response in repellency bioassays after removing appendages that house chemosensory sensilla (e.g., foretarsi or pedipalps). New prototype formulae were tested in longevity trials repelling up to 95% of tested ticks after 1 h post-application. This study provides new insight regarding tick olfaction and behavior, and innovative methods for selecting appropriate chemicals for development of novel plant-based repellent products for protection from ticks.