DEET less effective

DEET: Losing Effectiveness in Fighting Mosquitoes


There are varying opinions regarding the chemical DEET and whether or not you wish to slather your skin, or your children’s skin in the stuff to save yourself from bug bites. As we know, there are many natural alternatives to using DEET. For those of you who are going to stick to your guns and go “DEET FREE”, there is some new information regarding how DEET is losing it’s effectiveness in fighting mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are evolving and adapting to their surroundings. Scientific studies are showing that mosquitoes are now able to ignore the widely used insect repellent, DEET, because their...
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