Use of Volatiles in Pest Control

Jonathan Thacker, Margaret Train

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This chapter contains sections titled: * Introduction * Repellents (DEET, Neem, Essential Oils) * Volatile Synthetic Chemicals and Fumigants * Pheromones * Volatile Allelochemicals * Plant Volatiles and Behavioural Modification of Beneficial Insects * Concluding Comments * References
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Chemistry and Biology of Volatiles
EditorsA. Hermann
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780470669532
ISBN (Print)9780470669532
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2010


  • volatiles in pest control, volatile compounds, used in management and control of pest species - chemistry, formulation and mode of action, repellents - DEET, neem, essential oils, commercially available compounds - for personal protection against insect bites, structures of typical insect repellents in essential oils, volatile synthetic chemicals and fumigants, structures of compounds - pest control approved for use in food storage, chlorpyrifos methyl, broad-spectrum organophosphate - as spray to treat empty bins and grain protectant, aerosols, and household pest control, ‘herbivore-induced plant volatiles’ (HIPVs)


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