Advances in Arthropod Repellents

Advances in Arthropod Repellents

1st Edition - October 12, 2021

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  • Editors: Joel Coats, Caleb Corona, Mustapha Debboun
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854115
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854122

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Advances in Arthropod Repellents offers the most current knowledge on arthropod repellents. This area of study is quickly evolving as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases become more prevalent worldwide. Written by global arthropod repellent experts, this book begins by delving into molecule discovery and assay development that is followed by the latest research and investigations of repellent developments and effects. The book then offers readers a look into the global field, semi-field, and laboratory trials using various insect repellents, ranging from Africa, Australia, Europe, South America and the United States. Lastly, it examines the future of spatial repellents and expert insight. This book is a valuable resource for entomologists and vector control researchers and practitioners. Public health officials and developers in private pest control companies, as well as readers in academia will find this a useful resource to learn the latest information available on controlling the spread of arthropod-borne diseases with repellents.

Key Features

  • Discusses recent progress on understanding how insect repellents work, as well as modern methods for finding new molecules and formulations
  • Edited by a team whose expertise includes cutting-edge insect repellent research and development
  • Serves as a reference and resource that will be useful to a wide variety of professionals, particularly those in public health and vector control


Practitioners and researchers in entomology and vector control communities. Students and academics in entomology, insect physiology, chemistry, or toxicology; public health officials; private pest control companies

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Novel Arthropod Repellent Molecule Discovery or Assay Development
    1. Introduction: The Role of Arthropod Repellents in Public Health
    2. Novel Pyrethroid Derivatives as Effective Mosquito Repellents and Repellent Synergists
    3. Biorational Compounds as Effective Arthropod Repellents Against Mosquitoes and Ticks
    4. Evaluating Techniques and Efficacy of Arthropod Repellents Against Ticks
    5. Evaluation and Application of Arthropod Repellent Treated Uniform/Clothing and Textiles Against Vectors
    6. Repelling Mosquitoes with Electric Fields

    Part Two: Mechanism of Arthropod Repellent Research and Development
    7. Multimodal Mechanisms of Repellency in Arthropods
    8. Finding a Repellent Against Ticks: Neurophysiological and Behavioral Approaches
    9. Arthropod Repellents and Chemosensory Reception

    Part Three:  Conducting Arthropod Repellent Studies in Field and Semi-field Trials
    10. Semi-field Bioassays for the Evaluation of Spatial (and Topical) Arthropod Repellents for Indoor and Outdoor Use
    11. Semi-field Evaluation of Arthropod Repellents: Emphasis on Spatial Repellents
    12. Human Subject Studies of Arthropod Repellent Efficacy
    13. Arthropod Repellent Research in Northwest Florida

    Part Four: The Current Status and Future Uses of Arthropod Repellents
    14. The Current Status of Spatial Repellents in the Global Vector Control Community
    15. Repellent Semiochemical Solutions to Mitigate the Impacts of Global Climate Change on Arthropod Pests
    16. The Role of Arthropod Repellents in the Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: October 12, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854115
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854122

About the Editors

Joel Coats

Joel Coats, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Entomology, in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University, received his academic training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, later obtaining a M.S. and Ph.D. in Entomology, with specialization in insecticide toxicology and environmental toxicology. His research program focuses on insect toxicology and environmental toxicology and chemistry. Current studies are focused on natural products as insecticides and repellents, as well as biorational analogs of them. Dr. Coats received the International Award for Research in Agrochemicals from the American Chemical Society; he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American Chemical Society, and a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. He has trained 53 graduate students and published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including 15 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Entomology, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Caleb Corona

Caleb Corona received his Ph.D. degree in Entomology and Toxicology from the lab of Dr. Joel Coats, Iowa State University, where his research focused on the development of novel insecticides and spatial repellents derived from natural products. He received his B.Sc. degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor from King University in Bristol, Tennessee, where he also served as a Teaching Assistant in Chemistry and later an undergraduate research assistant for federally funded Toxicology laboratory under Dr. Vanessa Fitsanakis . He has been invited as a symposium speaker at the Society for Vector Ecology, the Entomological Society of America, and the American Chemical society multiple times over the course of his career.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Mustapha Debboun

Mustapha Debboun has a Ph.D. in Medical and Veterinary Entomology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a Board-Certified Entomologist (BCE) with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and confirmed with the title of Fellow of the ESA. He has more than 27 years of experience in public health entomology, integrated vector management, personal protective measures, and mosquito/vector-borne diseases where this work has taken him to over 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. He is currently the General Manager of Mosquito & Vector Control District in Visalia, California. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles and co-edited five books. Dr. Debboun organizes national and international symposia, serves on 10 journal editorial review boards, and a reviewer for eight scientific peer-reviewed journals. He is also nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work on arthropod repellent research and development.

Affiliations and Expertise

General Manager, Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District, Visalia, California, USA

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