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Article imageTerry Graedon - July 18, 2022
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Article imageTerry Graedon - July 24, 2023 - 18 comments

Avoiding Mosquito Bites Naturally

For decades, applying DEET has been the principal method for avoiding mosquito bites. Now scientists have developed other options.

Joe Graedon - May 16, 2022

How to Prevent and Stop the Itch of Mosquito Bites FAST!

Terry Graedon - August 17, 2020

What Are the Risks of Sunscreen and Bug Repellent Together?

Terry Graedon - August 13, 2020

Do You Need a New Insect Repellent?

Terry Graedon - August 2, 2019

Show 1174: What to Do About Skeeter Syndrome

Joe Graedon - April 15, 2019

Bug Bites that Blister Respond to Hot Water

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Terry Graedon - July 12, 2018

The Right Clothes Can Protect You from Ticks

When venturing out into tick territory, wear the right clothes: long sleeves and long pants coated with permethrin. This can deter ticks and reduce the risk of bites.

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Terry Graedon - July 2, 2018

Will Coconut Oil Protect You from Mosquitoes and Ticks?

A reader reports success using coconut oil on the skin to repel mosquitoes and ticks. There is a little science to support its use against tick bites.