New powerful mosquito repellents

2-butanone

2-butanone

University of California researchers may have discovered a way to disrupt the senses of mosquitoes. The researchers have discovered that certain chemicals such as hexanal and 2-butanone block CO2 receptors and mimic CO2 respectively causing mosquitoes to have difficulty finding their prey. The discoveries and follow-on discoveries may lead to effective mosquito repellents, broad application mosquito repellents, and better mosquito traps. This is an important development because it may end up being a significant tool in the fight against dangerous diseases such as malaria.