DEET

Are Household Bug Sprays Safe for Your Kids?

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For many families, bug spray is a common household item. But what exactly is in your bug spray? Are the ingredients safe? Are some ingredients toxic? Which ingredients should I avoid for my kids? What are the long-term effects of using bug spray? These are great questions you should investigate before spraying your kids with insect repellent. Recent research reveals that there are in fact many potentially harmful chemicals in these household bug sprays. Most of us have heard of the chemical DEET, and its potentially harmful effects. But have you heard of pyrethroid insecticides? Insecticide is a chemical that...
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DEET: Losing Effectiveness in Fighting Mosquitoes

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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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