Baker, Brian P.; Grant, Jennifer A.
Geraniol, a naturally-occurring terpenoid found in food plants, is often used as a fragrance or ingredient in cosmetics. When used as a pesticide, it is primarily a mosquito and tick repellent, or used against mites. Most studies show geraniol poses little risk to the environment or human health, although a portion of the population suffers from sub-lethal allergies upon dermal or inhalation exposure.
NYS IPM Type: Minimum Risk Pesticide
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Minimum Risk Pesticides; terpenoid; mosquito repellent; termites; ticks; fungicide; black mold; Salmonella; Botrytis; brown rot; organic