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2013-11-15 08:29:27

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced price increases for N,N-Diethyl-m-Toluamide (DEET). Effective Jan. 1, 2014, or as contracts allow, Vertellus is raising off-list prices on DEET by 10%. DEET is a well-known technical active ingredient in many consumer insect repellent products and valued for its ability to prevent bites from mosquitos when used properly and according to label instructions....

DEET Alternatives Of The Future
2013-10-03 04:27:36

[ Watch the Video: UC Riverside Research Team Identifies DEET Receptors ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET, scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant. While experts have long known that bugs are repelled by DEET (also known as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), UC-Riverside associate professor of...

2013-09-18 23:30:53

SmartShield's new Sunscreen + Insect Repellent Towelette pops easily into a purse, golf bag or suit case - making it perfect sun/insect protection for people on-the-go. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 SmartShields sunscreen towelette is easy to travel with. Whether heading off for some winter sports or to a tropical getaway, travelers can put one towelette in each suitcase and carry-on bag ensuring that SmartShield's Sunscreen/Insect Repellent lotion is always on hand to...

Control Annoying Pests With A Scoop Of Grapefruit
2013-09-11 15:10:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Grapefruit may be the key in a new battle against mosquitoes, ticks, head lice and bedbugs, according to research presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Scientists say the citrus flavor and aroma of grapefruit may find a new use in battling the pests due to less expensive ways of making the ingredient, nootkatone. This ingredient previously had to be harvested from tons of grapefruit,...

Chemical Compound Could Mask Human Smells From Mosquitoes
2013-09-10 10:01:54

[ Watch the Video: Masking Our Scent So We Don’t Get Bit ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mosquitoes are arguably the most dangerous insects on Earth, but researchers from the USDA’s Mosquito and Fly Unit in Gainesville, Florida are currently working on a new form of protection against the blood-sucking, disease-carrying pests. In research presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, research chemist Dr....

2013-08-29 20:21:21

Three Steps to Keep West Nile-Carrying Mosquitoes at Bay ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing puts a damper on end-of-summer picnics and campouts faster than biting bugs. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other insect pests come with the summertime territory. You can keep pesky - and sometimes dangerous - bugs from ruining your time outdoors over the long Labor Day weekend by taking three steps for complete protection: Treat yourself, treat the yard and treat your deck, patio or...

2013-08-16 16:22:22

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's first probable human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2013 have been detected. A Montgomery County man was hospitalized due to WNV. A York County man has also tested positive for the infection, but was not hospitalized. The departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly urge residents to minimize their exposure to mosquitoes. "Our first...

2013-07-29 08:26:11

Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk While Spending Time Outdoors ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off an unprecedented resurgence of West Nile virus last year, public health officials are urging people to take precautions against the illness this summer while mosquitoes are at their most active. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a total of 29 states have already reported cases of the mosquito-borne virus this summer, including...

2013-07-24 23:04:52

Mariner Biomedical introduces Deter Insect Repellent® Plus SPF 20 Sunscreen. Deter, a scientifically proven natural insect repellent, is now available with SPF 20 sun protection combining a highly effective insect repellent and sunscreen provides convenient protection against the two most serious threats to skin while outdoors. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Mariner Biomedical, Inc. introduced Deter Insect repellent® Plus SPF 20 Sunscreen. The company’s latest product...

Determining What Makes Us Appealing As A Mosquito Meal
2013-07-15 07:16:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever awakened from a summer night in the woods, camping with friends, only to find you were the sole victim of a mosquito onslaught? Or have you returned from a hike covered in bites, yet your friends were without? As it turns out, this may occur more than you suspect. According to a Smithsonian Magazine blog citing various studies and news articles on the topic of mosquito bites, it turns out one in five people are...