Coconut oil is better than repellent in insects, reveals study

Coconut oil is better than repellent in insects, reveals study

Coconut oil compounds are magnificent when compared to DEET. Reportedly, the study identified specific coconut oil fatty which has strong repellency and long-lasting effectiveness in case of insects. According to USDA, over 60 years, DEET has considered the gold standard in insect repellents, effective and long-lasting available commercially. But, the findings of this study will shock you!

Thus, regulations and growing concerns about synthetic repellents and insecticides like DEET have led to the development of plant-based repellents which are more effective and longer lasting.

Reportedly, the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, identified specific coconut oil fatty acids which have strong repellency and long-lasting effectiveness against multiple insects like mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies and bed bugs which are responsible for transmitting diseases to humans and animals ,

Reportedly, a team of scientists led by Junwei Zhu found that coconut oil compounds are effective against biting flies and bed bugs for at least one week in laboratory tests. Some people said goodbye to DEET and used folk remedies or plant-based repellents.

Reportedly, according to investigators, this process can be used to protect against cattle against up to 96 hours or four days. , DEET was only 50 per cent effective against stable flow when compared to coconut oil which was more than 95 per cent effective. DEET lost its effectiveness after about three days when it came to bugs and coconut oil compound lasted for about two weeks.

Reportedly, coconut oil fatty acids had more than 90 per cent repellency against mosquitoes – including Aedes aegypti, which can transmit Zika virus.

Published: November 3, 2018 7:20 am | Updated: November 3, 2018 7:21 am


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