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August 2017

Do 'natural' bug repellents really work?

Summertime is fun. Mosquito bites are not. Find out how well lemon eucalyptussoybean oil, citronella oil, and other natural medicines repel mosquitoes with our Comparative Effectiveness Chart on Mosquito Repellents. Some of these can work as well as DEET, but others aren’t much help. Click on the monograph links to learn more about each individual natural medicine. 

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