01. ROLE OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR MOSQUITO REPELLENT ACTIVITY
Depending on the sort of action they possess, plant products can be employed as insecticides to kill larval or adult mosquitoes, or as repellents to prevent mosquito bites. Man has been exploiting the repellency of plant material for thousands of years, most simply by hanging bruised plants in buildings, a technique that is still common in poorer nations. Plants have also been utilized for ages as crude fumigants, in which plants were burned to keep mosquitoes away, and later as oil formulations applied to the skin or clothing. Mosquito repellant essential oils are widely utilized. These essential oils are crucial in human existence because they help to keep mosquitoes at bay.