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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2016)
Makeup ingredients (lactic acid, getyl alcohol, and citric acid) attract mosquitoes
Author(s): Shahmshad Ahmed Khan, Humairah Hanif, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammad Arslan Saeed, Mushtaq Ahmad
Abstract: Mosquitoes are emerging problems in different parts of the world, especially in Asia. They are not only annoying at night but few types of those mosquito species are also involved in spreading different types of diseases. Make up products are widely used all over the word. This study was designed to measure the effects of makeup products on mosquitoes. White rats were used in this study. Few make up products like Lactic acid, Getyl alcohol, and Citric acid were applied to skin of rats. Mosquitoes were attracted towards these products (Spp1 F value 10.5997; Spp2 F value 23.3425 and Spp3 F value 9.3514). Output of this study provided clear message to the makeup product users that use of makeup product having these ingredients shall be avoided especially in open areas because that attracts mosquitoes. Furthermore, this study may also trigger efforts of commercial companies for alternate makeup components.
How to cite this article:
Shahmshad Ahmed Khan, Humairah Hanif, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammad Arslan Saeed, Mushtaq Ahmad. Makeup ingredients (lactic acid, getyl alcohol, and citric acid) attract mosquitoes. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2016; 3(1): 10-13.