non-toxic insect repellent

Why shouldn’t I use DEET?

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Why shouldn't I use DEET?   More and more insect repellents are claiming to be DEET free, but what is DEET? And why shouldn't you use it? DEET is a chemical that was developed by the United States Army as an insect repellent in the 1940s. By 1957, it was approved for use by the general public, according to the National Pesticide Information Center. When applied to certain materials, DEET can be damaging, which is concerning as it is approved for use on human skin. DEET can damage rubber, plastic, vinyl, lenses and synthetic fibers.   According to the NPIC,...
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How Does Citronella Keep Bugs Away

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How Does Citronella Keep Bugs Away? It's the middle of July and summer has officially arrived, driving sun-deprived workers out into the great outdoors to enjoy a bit of warm weather. Unfortunately, mosquitos also enjoy the summer heat so we keep them at bay by stocking our decks and campsites with citronella. You may have asked yourself, 'How DOES citronella keep bugs away?' and we are here to answer that question. Oil of citronella is an all-natural insect and animal repellent made from the distilled oils of different varieties of grass, according to the National Pesticide Information Center. The main...
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