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Parasite. 2009 Sep;16(3):223-6.

Efficacy of 1% geraniol (Fulltec) as a tick repellent.

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Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Département de Parasitologie, BP 6202 Rabat-Instituts, Maroc.


A field trial on the efficacy of 1% geraniol (Fulltec) spray against ticks has been carried out in two farms near Rabat (Morocco). Results clearly revealed that 1% geraniol has a preventive effect against Hyalomma ticks. Comparison of geraniol sprayed cows with control herd showed a reduction of mean number of ticks per animal of 98.4%, 97.3% and 91.3% at respectively day 7, 14 and 21 post-spraying. These data give evidence that the geraniol, natural product extracted from plants, could be an alternative to limit use of chemical acaricides, which efficacy is compromised by development of resistance.

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