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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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13 Clever Camping Hacks to Make the Outdoors More Fun

Camping is a fun way to step out of social media and get back in touch with the Great Outdoors. Unfortunately, some equate camping with incredibly heavy packs, hoards of bloodthirsty mosquitos, and di…

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Dengue Fever Appears in Miami After 50 Years

A case of dengue fever has been documented in the Miami area recently for the first time in about fifty years. The disease is transmitted to humans by mosquito bites. Aedes aegypti is the species of m…

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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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