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Botanical Based Safe and Nontoxic Mosquito Impregnated Gel  

Iqbal Nusrat , Kumar Natish , Agrawal Amrish , Kumar Jitendra
Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer, Govt. of India Sec-20, UdyogVihar, Gurugram-122016, Haryana, India
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Journal of Mosquito Research, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/jmr.2019.09.0003
Received: 06 Mar., 2019    Accepted: 28 May, 2019    Published: 16 Aug., 2019
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Iqbal N., Kumar N., Agrawal A., and Kumar J., 2019, Botanical based safe and nontoxic mosquito impregnated gel, Journal of Mosquito Research, 9(3): 18-24(doi:10.5376/jmr.2019.09.0003)


Mosquito problem is the major problem in our country. There are many pesticide formulated products available in the market to compete the mosquito generating problems. The major drawback of these products is that they are not safe for human beings so, there is urgent requirement of safe and effective formulation. The aim of this study is to develop an effective, safe, and slow release formulation against mosquito control. In the present study, neemmicroemulsion was converted into microemulsion gel by using polymeric gel matrix Carbopol-934. Microemulsion formulation is the thermodynamically stabilized formulation and globular size is in nano range. These characteristic features of microemulsion will remain same in the gel phase. Size and zeta potential of microemulsion gel are (400± 6) nm and -10.0 m V, respectively. Synersis, spreading coefficient value are in the range of stabilized gel formulation and suitable for impregnating mosquito net. Neemmicroemulsion based gel impregnated net gives 90% repellency against mosquitoes.

Microemulsion; Impregnated net; Spreading and repellency
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