The public has a great desire for products that prevent the annoyance of biting insects and ticks, but that desire does not always translate into sensible use of those products. Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition summarizes evidence-based information on insect repellents to inform decisions by those involved with insect repellent research, development, and use. This authoritative, single-source reference makes it possible for you to quickly gain a working level of expertise about insect repellents, without having to search through the scattered literature.
The previous edition was the first comprehensive volume on this subject and quickly became the definitive reference on insect repellents. This second edition reflects the current state of insect repellent science, covers the processes involved in the development and testing of new active ingredients and formulations, and discusses the practical uses of repellents.
The book includes thought-provoking discussions on how repellents work, their neuromolecular basis of action, and whether green chemistry can provide effective repellents. It also supplies an in-depth understanding of the development of repellents including testing methods, review of active ingredients, and the use of chemical mixtures as repellents. It provides science-backed chapters on repellent use including best practices for use of personal protection products, criteria for repellent use, and insect repellents for other potential use.
Table of Contents
Terminology of Insect Repellents; Graham B. White and Sarah J. Moore
Neuromolecular Basis of Repellent Action; Joseph C. Dickens, Jonathan D. Bohbot
How Repellents work? Neurophysiological and Behavioral Analyses; Zainulabeuddin Syed
In silico Models for Development of Insect Repellents; Kamlesh R. Chauhan and Ulrich R. Bernier
Can Green Chemistry Provide Effective Repellents?; Aaron D. Gross and Joel R. Coats
Excitorepellency; Ulla Obermayr
Evaluation of Repellent Efficacy in Reducing Disease Incidence; Sangoro P. Onyango and Sarah Moore
Testing Methods for Insect Repellents; Louis C. Rutledge, Zia Mehr, and Mustapha Debboun
Plant-Based Insect Repellents; Sarah J Moore
Insect Repellents Derived From Australian Plants and Implications for Public Health Messages; Cameron Webb
Topical Repellent Active Ingredients in Common Use; Daniel Strickman
Spatial or Area Repellents; Daniel L. Kline, Daniel Strickman
Marketing for Efficacy, Acceptability, Safety and Health; Larry Goodyer, Lawrence J. Feller, Charles A. Feller
K & D modules: Uses and Data Analysis; Jerome A. Klun and Matt Kramer
Use of Chemical Mixtures as Insecticides and Repellents; Mustapha Debboun, Gretchen Paluch, and David Lindsay
The Use of Repellents Formulated in Specialized Pheromone and Lure Application Technology (SPLAT) for Effective Insect Pest Management; Agenor Mafra-Neto, Chris Fettig, Steve Munson, Lukasz Steliniski
Strategies for Using Personal Protection Products; Stephen P. Frances
Best Practices for Use of Personal Protection Products; Daniel Strickman
Commercially Available Insect Repellents and Criteria for Their Use; Rui-De Xue, Gunter C. Muller, Jonathan F. Day
Alterations of Blood-Feeding Behavior and Repellent Response of Pathogen-Infected Biting Flies; Whitney A. Qualls, Rui-De Xue, John C. Beier, and Mustapha Debboun
Insect Repellents for Other Potential Use; Rui-De Xue, Gunter C. Muller, and Mustapha Debboun
Future of Insect Repellents; Mustapha Debboun, Stephen P. Frances and Daniel Strickman
Praise for the First Edition:
"Insect Repellents: Principles, Methods, and Uses draws together information previously scattered across the scientific and commercial literature into a single volume that covers the history, development, evaluation and use of insect repellents. The three editors, Debboun, Frances and Strickman have made a significant contribution to our understanding of insect repellents and the list of contributors reads as a ‘who’s who’ of insect repellent research over the last 30 years. This textbook contains an impressive coverage of the topic and will no doubt come to be considered the definitive reference book for those researching insect repellents in years to come."
—Cameron E. Webb, Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital, Australia in General & Applied Entomology