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New mosquito repellents that actually work

July 25, 2005

By: Liz Crenshaw

Undated--There's a tight shot of the little blood suckers that can ruin your summer picnic or outdoor party, female mosquitos. Nasty little critters that have you on their dinner menu. Mosquitos can carry West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and they can infect your pets, too. But now, according to University of Maryland Entomology professor Mike Raupp, you have some new ways to bite the bugs back.

One new product is called Picaridin, used world wide since 1998 and one of the best selling repellent ingredients in Europe.

The other new product is oil of lemon Eucalyptus, a plant based ingredient that wards off bugs.

Professor Raupp says mosquito repellents work by inhibiting sensors in a mosquitos antenna, so the bug doesn't recognize you as food. And he's willing to offer himself up as proof.

Professor Raupp has also tried out a line of bug repellent clothing treated with Permetherin, and that too gets an enthusiastic thumbs up.

Experts say no matter which bug repellent you use, only apply it to exposed skin. Don't get it on wounds, don't put it on your mouth or eyes, wash it off when you return indoors, and if you're using it on children, put it on your hands first, then apply to children's exposed skin.

For more information on mosquito repellents.

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