Field Trials of Mosquito Repellents in Florida, Alaska, and California
LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA
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Four repellents were tested under different climatic conditions found at Turtle Mound, Florida Fort Wainwright, Alaska and Colusa, California. Test repellents cyclo-hexamethylene-carbamide and n-butane-hexamethyleneimine- sulfonamide were found to protect as long as or longer than N, N-diethyl-m- toluamide, the standard military repellent, under all test conditions at equal concentrations. Trioxa-pentadecan-1-01 was statistically no different from deet. Mild temperatures in Alaska compared to Florida and California caused all repellents tested to be effective for 7-9 hours despite heavy mosquito populations.