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6 Ways+to+Beat+Mosquitoes+Naturally:+

6 Ways+to+Beat+Mosquitoes+Naturally:+

‘Tis the season for sunshine, barbecues, and mosquitoes. Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent in an effort to keep the mosquitoes at bay, consider that research at Duke University links diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) use to brain damage —no wonder the mosquitoes leave at the first scent of it. Perhaps we’d be wise to follow their lead and stay clear of the stuff. Check out my article tomorrow on the dangers of DEET mosquitorepellents. Here are six natural options that mosquitoes hate and you’ll soon love. You don’t have to worry about DEET-induced brain cell damage or scratching yourself to death. And, if you still think that natural means less effective, keep reading. Some of these mosquito repellents are MORE EFFECTIVE THAN DEET! 1. Citronella The old standby. Be sure you’re using pure essential oil, not fragrance oil, which is ineffective and potentially da...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-ways-to-beat-mosquitoe...

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