Behavioral responses of Ixodes scapularis tick to natural products: development of novel repellents.

TitleBehavioral responses of Ixodes scapularis tick to natural products: development of novel repellents.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsFaraone N, MacPherson S, Hillier NK
JournalExp Appl Acarol
Date Published09/2019
KeywordsEssential oils, Haller’s organ, Palps, Repellent, Terpenoids, Tick olfaction
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10493-019-00421-0