Looking for a natural mosquito repellant? Check this out.
Mosquito season is here, and nothing can spoil a night out with friends that being eaten alive by these things. Mosquito repellants can help, as well as other devices and candles that will draw mosquitos away. Mosquitos are also known for carrying and transmitting certain diseases as well such as the zika virus.
There are many mosquito repellants on the market, but are they healthy for us to use long term.
There are other mosquito repellants that are more natural and have varying degrees of effectiveness. This blog post from the magazine “Health” offers a mosquito repellant recipe that they claim really works.
Check it out here
The One Natural Mosquito Repellent That Really Works
KATHLEEN FELTON June 27, 2018
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First things first: If you’re looking for a science-backed method of repelling mosquitoes, you don’t need to shy away from synthetic repellents such as DEET and picaridin. DEET in particular has been widely used for decades, and studies show it protects against mosquitoes and ticks carrying malaria, West Nile virus, Zika virus, and Lyme, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Here’s a list of the best DEET and picaridin mosquito repellents that are recommended by experts.)
Prefer a natural option? Although there are a variety of products out there that claim to naturally repel the disease-carrying pests, most haven’t been proven to be effective. According to Stacy Rodriguez, a laboratory manager at New Mexico State University’s Molecular Vector Physiology Lab, you should also be skeptical of non-sprays, like the candles, bracelets, and even ultrasonic devices you’ve probably spotted on store shelves.