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Hot Shot™ Insect Repellent: An Adjuvant for Insect Control

Jerry V. Mayeux


Hot Shot Insect Repellent is a natural product derived from extract of hot chile peppers. The product is formulated to deter or repel insects from infesting ornamental or agricultural plants and crops. The product has been evaluated on cotton, ornamentals, vegetables, and other agronomic crops, alone, and in combination with various insecticides. The active ingredient of Hot Shot is oleoresin of capsicum (chile oil), which is the compound that provides that hot sensation when one eats hot peppers. The capsiasin is extracted from chile peppers, and then formulated to provide a product that is soluble in water and suitable for application as a foliar spray. The product has been applied with ground equipment, by air in as little as 3 gallons of water, and also by air in low volume oil applications.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pg. 35
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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