DEET Doesn't Bug Mosquitoes on Second Taste

New study shows mosquitoes get used to repellent over time

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 21, 2013 10:50 AM CST

(Newser) – The ubiquitous mosquito repellent DEET is indeed extremely effective—at first. A new study finds that the pesky insects are actually able to ignore the chemical over time, reports the BBC. Alarmed by concerns that mosquitoes were developing a resistance to it, British scientists presented...   Read full story »


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