Natural Mosquito Remedies

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Every summer, I publish an article about natural mosquito remedies. Here are some tips that increase the effectiveness of a natural, and less chemical, approach to invading mosquitoes. Mosquitoes Are True Flies Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance–their bites can cause serious complications to humans and animals that can involve diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, and West […]

Challenging The Zika Virus – Have We Messed In Our Nest?

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There are many points about the Zika virus that have raised some red flags, but when the President of Colombia announced that many of its country’s citizens were infected with Zika, yet there was not a single case of microcephaly, the red flag turned into a big red stop sign. It’s time to do some homework, and to […]

This Summer’s Mosquito Buzz

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Every spring, I publish an article about natural mosquito remedies. I share tips that can increase the effectiveness of a natural, and less chemical, approach to mosquito defense. True Flies Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance – their bites can result in diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, and West Nile virus (WN). Mosquitoes belong to […]

Repelling Mosquitoes The Natural Way

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Every spring, I publish an article about natural mosquito remedies. I include tips that, when used in combination with my other suggestions, increase the effectiveness of a natural, and less chemical, approach to mosquito defense. Mosquitoes Are A Nuisance Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance–their bites can cause serious complications to humans and animals that can involve […]

DEET – Use With Caution

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– Most commercial insect repellants contain a chemical known as DEET® and should be used with caution, if at all. – Many studies found DEET to have harmful health effects. One study resulted in diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats. Researchers suggest humans may experience memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint […]