Larvicidal activity of Mentha piperita extract against Musca domestica

Authors(2) :-Takawane P. S, Morey R. A

The housefly M. domestica L. is a global insect, responsible for vectoring of various diseases. Nowadays Chemical control methods are majorly used against housefly, but they also lead to disadvantages such as harmful side effects to human beings and the environment as well as houseflies resistance. So in order to find an effective and environment friendly botanical control agent, extract of Mentha piperita was evaluated for its larvicidal activity on housefly. The First Instar larvae showed a higher mortality rate than the third Instar larvae when baited with Mentha piperita extract in increasing concentration of 1% to 5 %. At 5% concentration, the first Instar larvae and third instar larvae showed a mortality rate of 96 % and 82% respectively.

Authors and Affiliations

Takawane P. S
Department of Zoology & Research Centre Prof. Ramkrishna More College, Akurdi Pune, Maharashtra, India
Morey R. A
Department of Zoology & Research Centre Prof. Ramkrishna More College, Akurdi Pune, Maharashtra, India

Mentha piperita, Musca domestica, larvae, Larvicide

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-20
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 132-134
Manuscript Number : IJSRST185127
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Takawane P. S, Morey R. A , " Larvicidal activity of Mentha piperita extract against Musca domestica", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.132-134, January-February-2018.
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