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DEET and PMD spray-on repellents most effective at repelling mosquitoes

February 16, 2017, 11:39 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

In a crowded marketplace of products advertised to repel mosquitoes, consumers are wise to trust spray-on repellents containing DEET or PMD, say researchers. In a comparison study of several mosquito-repellent products, 'wearable' devices such as bracelets or sonic repellers were found to be largely ineffective in repelling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : January 22, 2018, 12:08 pm
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