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citronella

 [sit″ro-nel´ah]
a fragrant grass, the source of a volatile oil (citronella oil) used in perfumes and insect repellents.

cit·ro·nel·la

(sit'rō-nel'ă),
Cymbopogon (Andropogon) nardus (family Gramineae); a fragrant grass (Sri Lanka), from which a volatile oil (c. oil) used as a perfume and insect repellent is distilled.

citronella

/cit·ron·el·la/ (sĭ″tron-el´ah) a fragrant grass, the source of a volatile oil (citronella oil) used in perfumes and insect repellents.

citronella

(sĭt″rŏn-ĕl′ă)
A volatile oil obtained from Cymbopogon citratus, or lemongrass, that contains geraniol and citronellal. It is used in perfumes and as an insect repellent.
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and some with citronella to repel insects, was splashed onto a mannequin wearing a T-shirt.
The volatile oils from various plant species such as neem [19], citronella grass [10] were also studies on their effectiveness of repellents against mosquitoes.
Pervious research indicates that the most effective natural plant-based repellents involve a mixture of essential oils, such as oil of lemon eucalyptus, citronella oil, geranial oil, soybean oil, coconut oil, neem oil, and a combination of catnip and Osage orange, combined in an oil base.
Some other good choices, according to the nonprofit National Coalition against the Misuse of Pesticides, include products containing geraniol (MosquitoGuard or Bite Stop), citronella (Natrapel), herbal extracts (Beat It Bug Buster) or essential oils (All Terrain).
The tags on a newly purchased cattle rub recommend citronella, pyrethrum, or any other similar insecticide, but flies will often inevitably still find their way through such defenses.
For those who wish to avoid using DEET, citronella also repels mosquitoes.
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The citrus-scented types, in the manner of citronella candles, are purported to have some effect in keeping mosquitoes at bay.
citronellol and geraniol (oil of citronella and lily of the valley) and eugenol (oil of cloves) showed pronounced repelling effects.
Another alternative is Bug'n'Out, a natural, nontoxic biting insect repellent spray that uses a four percent concentration of citronella oil to safely and effectively repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, biting flies and chiggers.