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  1. Types of mosquitoes in Australia (and how to repel them!)

    Types of mosquitoes in Australia (and how to repel them!)
    Did you know there are more than 300 unique species of mosquitoes in Australia (and over 3,500 worldwide)? Thankfully for us, not all mosquitoes bite humans so only around 30 species are considered pests and are likely to transmit diseases here in Australia. Which mosquitoes carry diseases in Australia? The distribution of mosquito species varies […]
  2. 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 […]
  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 […]
  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 […]

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