Latest DEET Stories

2010-09-22 19:43:26

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.

2010-09-01 10:42:10

It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey.

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.

2010-08-25 14:58:54

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.

2010-08-25 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reported this year's first human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The individual is a 69-year-old man from Philadelphia County. West Nile virus is spread to people and animals by infected mosquitoes.

2010-07-14 12:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health reminds Pennsylvanians to take precautions to reduce exposure to mosquitoes as the season arrives for West Nile virus, or WNV, infections.

2010-05-25 05:00:00

Tips for protecting your skin this summer YONKERS, N.Y., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memo to beach bums: get ready to pump it and spray it, and don't apply it in the wind.

2010-05-03 14:19:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of the McLaughlin Gormley King Company's (MGK®) insect repellent business.

2010-02-09 14:48:44

UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal identifies the chemical source of an annoying attraction.

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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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