Port Blair, June 11: The ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has been granted a patent for an invention entitled “An Acaricide Formulation for the Control of Ticks in Farm Animals” on 10th June, 2024.

The invention involves the preparation of a unique acaricide formulation for the control of ticks in farm animals. The main advantage of the formulation is that only one single active chemical ingredient in minute concentrations has been used; which is eco-friendly. The preparation has larvicidal and adulticide properties in animals, do not pick up infection up to 180 days’ post treatment even if after exposure to infective stage and egg hatchability of adult female engorged tick was 0%.

This invention was developed by a team of Scientists comprising of Dr. T. Sujatha, Dr. D. Bhattacharya, Dr. Arun Kumar De, Dr. P. Perumal, Dr. Jai Sunder and Dr. E.B. Chakurkar.