Tag: insect repellent

Use Insect Repellent

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents External with one of the active ingredients below. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. DEET Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Vicks VapoRub Repellent

Vicks VapoRub contains cedarleaf oil, which is a natural insect repellent.  Just rub a little on your skin.  You don't have to rub it all over, just apply small dabs on your ankles, wrists, neck, inner elbows, knees and behind your ears.  The smell of the menthol in it will repel... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Repellent for Spiders

Repel spiders naturally:  1 cup of vinegar 1 cup of cayenne pepper powder 1 teaspoon of oil 1 liquid soap Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spay along the outside of your door and along windows; be sure to refresh after it rains or... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Repellent

Vicks VapoRub contains cedarleaf oil, which is a natural insect repellent.  Just rub a little on your skin and clothes.  You don't have to rub it all over, just apply small dabs on your ankles, wrists, neck, inner elbows, knees and behind your ears.  The smell of the menthol in it will repel the... more
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Most Effective Insect Repellent Ingredients

Not everyone is sure what is the best type of insect repellent for their families.  Here are a few tips for the most effective ingredients that will protect your from... more
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Protect Your Kids from Bug Bites

Although once considered just a nuisance, insect bites can lead to serious medical problems. Not only can certain insects spread diseases like Zika and West Nile Virus, the bites themselves can become infected with bacteria, like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Since bites are... more
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Bugging Questions

Here are a few truths behind some bugging questions: Are some people more attractive to bugs than others due to their scent? This is actually a true statement. One person's sweat may be more tastier to bugs than others. So keeping cool in the summer and sweat free is a big help in keeping the... more
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First Case of EEE Confirmed in Massachusetts

According to The Massachusetts Department of Health, a Norfolk County woman has died recently in the state's first human case of Easter Equine Encephalitis this year. The woman was hospitalized in mid-August and died a few days later. The woman was in her 80s. Health officials are investigating as... more
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Applying Insect Repellent to Your Kids

Although once considered just a nuisance, insect bites can lead to serious medical problems. Not only can certain insects spread diseases like West Nile Virus, the bites themselves can become infected with bacteria, like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Since bites are itchy,... more
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