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Eucalyptus Oil As Good As Deet.


New Member
Nov 10, 2004
Just in time for mosquito season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending two new repellents that may be just as effective as DEET.

The CDC says oil of lemon eucalyptus and picaridin work at least as well as equivalent concentrations of DEET, the active ingredient in most bug sprays, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Consumer Reports recently tested Repel Lemon Eucalyptus spray and found that the product prevented a more-aggressive species of mosquito from biting for four to seven hours. It kept a less-aggressive species away for more than 12 hours, the newspaper said.

Link... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_25558.html