Herbal plants as an ant repellent

Author(s): Chaudhari P. S.*, Jangam S. S., Chaudhari S. V., Baheti K. G., Patil S. U., Jadhav G. B.

Abstract

The present study focused on developing effective ant repellent from herbal plant extracts. The extracts of mentioned plants were prepared by grinding with water. The aqueous extracts were treated individually as well as in different combination against 15 ants at dose levels of 1%, 5%, 10%. Observations were made at 5 min of time intervals for total period of 15 min. Highest % repellency was recorded in cucumber-mint (100%) , lemon-garlic (100%), garlic-mint (100%) & all plant mixture (100%) extracts at 10 % concentration. The minimum % repellency was shown by lemon-mint (67%) extracts. As the dose increases, the repellant effect also increased. The use of such plant extracts can control the population of serious pests like aphids and mealybugs in an environmental friendly way.

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