Study 1.  

Carroll (2002)

 

A.  Test articles

  • 40% Citriodiol® pump spray product
  • 30% Citriodiol® lotion

 

B.  Testing standards

US EPA 2002 testing guidance standards and California State EPA standards.

  • 10 subjects per product for ticks (lab)
  • Untreated control
  • 20% DEET positive control
  • Standard application rates recorded 1g/600cm²
  • 25 replicates for tick testing (lab only)
  • 6-hour duration

 

C.  Species tested

  • Ixodes

 

D.  Results

Tick testing showed 95% repellency for the lotion over the 6 hours and 100% repellency for the spray for the first 4 hours, dropping to 95% for the remaining 2 hours.

The DEET control for the tick test showed 100% protection for the entire 6 hours.

 


 

Study 2.  

Weisser (2000)

 

A.  Test article

  • 40% Citriodiol® pump spray product

 

B.  Testing standards

This trial was carried out in the moist deciduous forest of Bienwald in the Upper Rhine Valley in Germany from April through May 2000.

  • Two white cloths attached to rakes, one treated with Mosi-guard Natural® Spray
  • Untreated control
  • Cloths pushed side by side for five meters over grassy forest trails

 

C.  Species tested

  • Ixodes

 

D.  Results

Results from the study showed that on four (4) of the nine (9) days >95% were repelled, and those remaining were clearly discomforted and may have been repelled in time. The study concluded that on average 90% of Ixodes ricinus nymphs were actively repelled by Mosi-guard Natural® Spray.

 

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