insect repellent

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insect repellent

A commercial preparation effective in repelling insects. Many insect repellents contain diethyltoluamide, an effective agent popularly known as DEET.

CAUTION!

When applying insect repellent, do not allow it to contact the eyes.
See also: repellent
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The Deet-Free Bug Repellent, for example, is designed to repel mosquitoes safely for an average of two hours and can be used frequently through the course of the day.
Similarly, the Gentle Naturals bug repellent is formulated with such naturally occurring insect repellents as soybean oil, cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil and geranium oil.
Choosing the best bug repellent may be especially important this year.
In the past, the careers featured have been largely creative (cartoonist, puppeteer, animator), although a few have been downright scientific (meteorologist, bug repellent chemist).
Each team also received a backpack containing ropes, a snake bite kit, bug repellent, water, a compass, binoculars and handcuffs (for the fugitive).
Bring non-spray bug repellent. The group will meet at the inside main parking lot in the park.
ShooAway is a chemical-free bug repellent that keeps flies, bees, mosquitoes, gnats and wasps away.
Prevent infection by using bug repellent with plenty of the active ingredient -- many experts recommend DEET.
If you have type O blood and love enjoying a glass or two of beer on an outdoor porch, you may want to keep a lot of bug repellent handy.
But there I was, wearing a camouflaged T-shirt, crouching in cover; my face awash in perspiration and bug repellent, with a softly panting Labridor at my side.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing as well as personal sun protection (hat, sunglasses, spf) and bug repellent. The fishing pond at Wildcat Mountain is accessible via the “C lot” entrance located approximately a quarter mile past the main entrance on the north-bound side of Rt.
And while the sound of crickets in the long grasses adds to the exotic scene, you can put away the bug repellent, cancel the malaria jabs and forget the longhaul flights.