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Exploring a new approach for protection against insects

NootkaShieldTM nootkatone: a new active ingredient for pest control

Do you remember your grandmother’s cedar chest where she stored delicate items and woolen clothes to protect them from moths and other insects? Plants produce natural compounds to protect themselves from insects and disease. Nootkatone is one of these protective compounds from nature, found in the heartwood of Alaskan yellow cedar trees (Cupressus nootkatensis1) and in grapefruit skin. Nootkatone can be extracted from these natural resources and has a fresh scent.

Obtaining nootkatone from nature is cost prohibitive and not sustainable. However, Evolva is capable of producing NootkaShield, ≥99% pure nature-identical nootkatone via a more economical and reliable route when compared to extraction from natural sources.

1. Also known as Callitropsis nootkatensis.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated that nootkatone as an active ingredient is highly effective against the ticks that transmit Lyme disease. Research by the CDC has determined that nootkatone is effective at repelling and controlling a range of pests, including ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects.2 Discovered in nature, nootkatone is effective in a variety of applications. View References

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NootkaShield can be formulated into a wide variety of pest control products. At this time, samples of NootkaShield are available for research and development.

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