Accession Number:

ADA034660

Title:

Personal Protection against Biting Flies: The Relative Effectiveness of Overjackets Treated with Various Insect Repellents.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Wide-mesh overjackets treated with six different insect-repellent formulations were tested against a local biting-fly population. The overjacket treatments included N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide deet, two mixtures containing deet and vanillin, two morpholine derivatives and an oxazolidine derivative. The overjackets treated with deet and deet-vanillin mixtures provided the most protection against biting flies. In protecting the facial area, these overjackets were as effective as applying deet liquid directly to the skin. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE