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Synonyms for insect repellent

a chemical substance that repels insects

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She encourages people to read labels, noting that the EPA is encouraging the use of "repellency awareness" labels on insect repellents to inform the consumer whether it prevents against mosquitoes and/or ticks, and for how long.
Browse The Market Research Report of Body Worn Insect Repellent Market :
Avon's Skin So Soft is famed for being such a great insect repellent that Marines at Faslane Naval Base in Scotland are said to have slapped it on to keep midges away.
Saltidin insect repellents are currently available throughout the world in various forms, including sprays, wipes and sticks, and come in concentrations ranging from 5 25 percent.
A new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels has been unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.
Recently, Agricultural Research Service scientists in Beltsville, Maryland, showed that insect repellents also affect the mosquito's sense-of-taste (gustatory) receptors.
Today, we're all the prouder that IR3535 is one of the two insect repellent active substances, which out of the top three most effective substances have made it to the positive list.
Christina Hantsch, MD, toxicologist at Loyola added that common insect repellent products contain up to 30% DEET for maximum protection, and products with DEET provide longer duration protection as the concentration of DEET increases.
Previously, when they took their young grandson on holiday, they had to use traditional chemical insect repellents such as deet-based products.
USING insect repellents in early pregnancy could put unborn boys at risk of a birth defect, research suggests.
Insect repellents can help reduce exposure to mosquito bites that may carry viruses such as West Nile virus that can cause serious illness.
Commercially available insect repellents can be divided into two categories: synthetic chemicals and plant-derived essential oils.
Oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is derived from eucalyptus leaves and is the only plant-based active ingredient for insect repellents approved by the CDC, is available in several different forms, including Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, OFF
Insect repellents are largely made up of chemicals in the form of sprays or repellent smoke.