New Insect Repellent

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Something to watch for on the shelves in the future. It totally overloads the insect's smelling system so it can't detect what is really there. They still have to test it for toxicity, other side effects, etc..

New Insect Repellent is 'Thousands of Times' More Effective Than DEET - FoxNews.com

Researchers at Vanderbilt looking for better ways to control the spread of malaria have stumbled across an insect repellent that is thousands of times stronger than DEET.

But it doesn't just work to confuse malaria-carrying mosquitoes. This new compound works against all insects, including flies, ants, and moths.
:hmm:Hum, could I confuse moths so they can't find my corn?
 
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Interesting.

The best insect repellant I've ever used is permethrin-based products. Spray down your clothes (NOT your body), wait a few hours for it to dry, then go and do. It survives a few washings and will last a few weeks between applications. Way better than DEET-based stuff IMHO.
 

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