Campinas University Develops Cheap, Biodegradable Formula to Fight Dengue Mosquito

The biodegradable product can be produced on a large scale due to its cost effectiveness, says the project coordinator. The oil is a lethal larvicide active substance for Aedes aegypti.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Researchers from the Faculty of Food Engineering (FEA) of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) have developed a biodegradable particle, made from corn starch and thyme essential oil, able to kill the larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Thyme oil is a lethal larvicide agent for the insect, a carrier of diseases such as Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?