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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....

2013-07-24 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...

2013-07-05 23:18:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics exposes the four most common ingredients found within US insect repellents and Dr. Marta Katalenas shares tips for applying repellents effectively. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 As warm summer months continue, insect repellents become a necessity for many US families. However with the variety of repellent products out there, it can be difficult to determine the safest, most effective option for protecting children from mosquito bites. According to a...

2013-06-19 23:26:13

Toxic chemicals exist in many of the products people use to prepare their children for summer camp. Essential Safe Products sheds light on health concerns that could be linked to potentially harmful ingredients. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Before reaching for that chemical laden sunscreen, bug repellant or plastic-ware for their children´s summer camp outing, parents should consider the negative health effects that could be associated with all those toxins. Though many...

2013-06-12 23:15:15

Mariner Biomedical is providing 2,000 towelettes packaged in individual pouches containing Deter Insect Repellent®, a scientifically proven natural insect repellent, to participants of the 2013 US Open Golf Tournament. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Mariner Biomedical, Inc. is providing Deter Insect Repellent® for the US Open Golf Tournament taking place at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA from June 13 through June 16, 2013. The company is furnishing 2,000 individually packaged...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'