For Mosquito Repellents, Stick With the Spray

Annapolis, MD; February 16, 2017—In a crowded marketplace of products advertised to repel mosquitoes, consumers are wise to trust spray-on repellents containing DEET or PMD, say researchers at New Mexico State University. In a comparison study of several mosquito-repellent products, “wearable” devices such as bracelets or sonic repellers were found to be largely ineffective in repelling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Source: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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