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Mosquitoes Outsmart DEET Repellents Within 3 Hours

In the same way that many bacteria have learned resistance to antibiotics, mosquitos are learning how to outsmart chemical repellents, according to research in the medical journal Parasites and Vector…

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Top 5 Natural Mosquito Repellents that Really Work

Many years ago I stood outdoors with a group of people and within two minutes was swarmed by mosquitoes while the others were almost completely unaffected. After making my escape indoors, a quick coun…

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8 Natural Mosquito Repellents

Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using a natural option instead. DEET, also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks. And research proves that the ma…

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Research Links DEET Mosquito Repellents to Nerve Damage

DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide), a common ingredient in mosquito repellents, has been linked to nerve damage. A new study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, published in the Jour…

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6 Natural Mosquito Repellents

Recent studies have linked DEET-based mosquito repellents to brain and neurological damage. So how do you avoid the mosquitoes and the dangerous effects of DEET? While Mother Nature offers dozens of…

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DEET Mosquito Repellents Linked to Brain Damage

DEET, or diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks.  The main ingredient in most commercial mosquito repellents has been linked by Duke University researchers to brain cell damage, harmfu…

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6 Ways to Beat Mosquitoes Naturally

‘Tis the season for sunshine, barbecues, and mosquitoes. Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent in an effort to keep the mosquitoes at bay, consider that research at Duke University lin…

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Healthier Alternatives to DEET

I traveled to Bloomington, Minn., a few weeks ago. My mom kept warning me about the mosquitoes. "Don't forget bug spray," she warned. "You're going to the land of 10,000 lakes." Given her warnings,…

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