Insect repellent paper

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A paper chemically treated to repel insects. Insect repellent paper is available in many forms such as:

1) paper with plastic or metallic coatings to prevent the penetration of poring insects,

2) paper impregnated with pesticides (pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide, DEET, etc.) to kill the pest, or

3) paper impregnated with odorous chemicals that insects are thought to avoid (citronella, dimethyl phthalate, naphthalene, cedar oil, pine tar oil, colocynth, etc.).

Synonyms and Related Terms

cedarized paper; insecticide paper; flypaper; mothproof paper

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969