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August 21, 2007

 

Blood filled mosquito

Mosquito Repellants

After you cover your body in bug spray, you might wonder, just how does this stuff work, and if mosquitoes don't like it, what is it doing to my body?

September 27, 2003

 

Mosquito Repellants–How They Work, and Are They Safe?

What turns the mosquito on are goodies like carbon dioxide, heat, moisture, and lactic acid, which is secreted in sweat. These four elements make our bodies prime targets for the mosquito’s bite.

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