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  1. Why do mosquitoes love me? This is what the science says

    Why do mosquitoes love me? This is what the science says
    "Why do mosquitoes love me? Why does it have to be ME in particular?" If you're a true mozzie magnet, you'll have muttered that under your breath at least once. You've probably said it when you were out with friends and everyone else seems fine but somehow the entire population of mosquitoes in your area have managed to find you...
  2. Is DEET safe for children?

    Is DEET safe for children?
    The only thing worse than seeing your kids itch and scratch at mozzie bites is knowing that every bite is a gamble. This summer has been a bumper season for Ross River virus carrying mozzies here in Australia so it is incredibly important to make sure your little ones are protected as best as possible. Your most effective line of...
  3. Is DEET safe during pregnancy?

    Is DEET safe during pregnancy?
    When you think about mozzies, you probably think more about the annoying itch than you do about the risk of disease! But mosquitoes are a carrier for a number of nasty viruses here in Australia and it’s important to protect yourself, especially during pregnancy. The Australian Department of Health advises that DEET-based repellents, if used according to the directions on the...
  4. Alternatives to DEET Insect Repellents

    Alternatives to DEET Insect Repellents
    DEET is a really common active ingredient in most commercial insect repellents. It stands for N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide and despite being commercially available since the late 50s, there is a growing number of people looking for alternatives to DEET-based repellents, especially if they’re a real mozzie magnet and needing to apply an insect repellent multiple times a day.  So why are people...

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