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UK University Patents Insect Repellant

February 4, 2013

US Patent No. 8,277,825 B2; Keele University, Staffordshire, UK has patented a method of attracting aleyrodidae (whiteflies). It is comprised of exposing the whiteflies to a fatty acid composition that is comprised of a combination of palmitic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid and stearic acid or a combination of octadecenoic acid and eicosatrienoic acid, at a rate of 10−9 to 10−3 grams per hour.
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