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2011-05-17 09:03:00

RACINE, Wis., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, OFF!®, the insect repellent brand you trust, is offering new, innovative solutions for every outdoor adventure. Whether you're embarking on a family camping trip or heading out for a simple stroll down the block, there's an OFF!® product available to make sure you can enjoy time spent outdoors. The versatile OFF!® product line now includes new OFF!® Deep...

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2011-05-10 07:59:54

Scientists working in a laboratory at Vanderbilt University have potentially discovered a class of insect repellent that is 1000 times more effective than DEET and works against all types of insects. "It wasn't something we set out to find," said David Rinker, a graduate student who performed the study in collaboration with graduate student Gregory Pask and post-doctoral fellow Patrick Jones. "It was an anomaly that we noticed in our tests." Reported in the online edition of the Proceedings...

2011-05-04 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced price increases for DEET (n,n-diethyl-tolouamide). Effective June 1, 2011 or as contracts will allow, Vertellus is raising DEET prices by 12%. The move is being driven by rapidly increasing up-stream raw material prices based on crude oil including meta-tolouic acid and metaxylene. About Vertellus Specialties Inc. Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company...

2011-05-03 00:00:02

--Fairy Tales Hair Care Offers Parents "Bug Bandit" to Repel Bugs Naturally-- Passaic, NJ (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 Spring has arrived and the mosquitoes are biting! Thanks to Fairy Tales Hair Care, parents can finally just say NO to DEET. Fairy Tale, makers of Rosemary Repel lice prevention and Sleep-Tite Bed Bug Spray has launched Bug Bandit to keep bugs at bay using all natural ingredients instead of pesticides or chemicals. Bug Bandit is a non-toxic, DEET & pesticide free body spray...

2011-04-28 00:00:29

Soyweet Relief Insect Spray from Soy of Life is an all natural insect spray that includes 10 different insect repelling essential oils, including Catnip which is said to be 10 times more effective than DEET. Plymouth, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Spring is finally here and Summer is just around the corner. That means the return of beautiful weather and staying outdoors longer for backyard bar-b-ques, boating, the beach or pool, golf as well as other sports and activities. It's the favorite...

2011-04-28 00:00:29

Tender Corp. Launches Second Annual Natrapel® 8 Hour "ËœDitch the DEET' Photo Contest Top Prizes Include Vacations to New Hampshire's White Mountains Region, Plus Outdoor Gear from Eastern Mountain Sports® & Adventure® Medical Kits Littleton, NH (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Tender Corp., a leading developer of skincare and first aid products designed for active lifestyles, today announced the official launch of the second annual "ËœDitch the DEET' online...

2010-09-22 19:43:26

Research published in the journal Genetics identifies pieces of control DNA that turn on or off genes that allow fruit flies to differentiate between smells, paving the way for better insect repellents By following the "nose" of fruit flies, Yale scientists are on the trail of new insect repellents that may reduce the spread of infectious disease and damage to agricultural crops. That's because they've learned for the first time how a group of genes used to differentiate smells is turned on...

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2010-09-01 10:42:10

By David F. Salisbury Origin of DEET's repellent effect confirmed It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey. That is the implication of new research into the mosquito's sense of smell published in the Aug. 31 issue of the online, open-access journal Public Library of Science Biology. The experiments described in the paper provide striking new evidence that Anopheles gambiae "“ the species of mosquito that spreads...

2010-08-26 12:30:22

Two new studies reveal that the commonly used insect repellents DEET and citronellal each work through a dual stimulation of insect sensory systems. The research findings, published by Cell Press on August 26 in the journals Neuron and Current Biology, enhance our understanding of how insects respond to repellents and may lead to the discovery of improved compounds for controlling insect-borne disease. Insect pests pose a major threat to humans across the world. In addition to spreading...

2010-08-25 14:58:54

Fruit flies stand in for mosquitoes in Johns Hopkins study Fire up the citronella-scented tiki torches, and slather on the DEET: Everybody knows these simple precautions repel insects, notably mosquitoes, whose bites not only itch and irritate, but also transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, malaria and dengue. Now, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered what it is in the bugs' molecular makeup that enables citronellal (the aromatic liquid used in lotions, sprays and candles) and DEET,...


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