Beat Bugs Without DEET: U.S. Boosts 2 Alternatives

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 26, 2005   View Article

Summertime … swat … and the living is … swat … swat … swat—nothing ruins a summer day like a swarm of bloodthirsty mosquitoes.

For years the only scientifically proven way to ward off the buggers was to use an insect repellent containing the chemical compound DEET (diethyl toluamide).

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