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June 28, 2012

The Lowdown on Bug Repellant

The good news is bug repellants really do work in deterring mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, chiggers and other insects. The bad news is that they are ineffective against spiders and stinging insects, such as yellowjackets, wasps, bees or hornets.

The gold standard of insect repellant is DEET. It has been in use for more than 50 years and is recommended for use in persons above 2 months of age. The alternative repellant of choice is picaridin is also effective against mosquitoes, ticks, and sand flies.

(From "Summer Insect Health Risks" by Dr. Jorge Parada for the National Pest Management Association.

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Reference: www.pestworld.org

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