Mosquitos – don’t bite me!

The Urban Legends page Repel Tell takes on the Legend: Home remedies to repel mosquitoes are effective ways to defend yourself from West Nile Virus and answers with the Status: False. A University of Florida Extension Service report (PDF) provides another answer to what will keep the bugs at bay.

The only real answer of any effectiveness seems to be DEET. When you are looking for a mosquito repellent, look for this as a major component. Some of the more popular products have up to nearly 25% DEET. Products for kids will have 10% or less.

Washoe County Sentinal Flock is photo gallery showing what a county health department does to monitor mosquito born disease.

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