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repellent

 [re-pel´ent]
1. able to repel or drive off.
2. an agent that so acts.

re·pel·lent

(rē-pel'ĕnt),
1. Capable of driving off or repelling; repulsive.
2. An agent that drives away or prevents annoyance or irritation by insect pests.
3. An astringent or other agent that reduces swelling.
[L. re-pello, pp. -pulsus, to drive back]

re·pel·lent

(rĕ-pel'ĕnt)
1. Capable of driving off or repelling; repulsive.
2. An agent that drives away or prevents annoyance or irritation by insect pests.
3. An astringent or other agent that reduces swelling.
[L. re-pello, pp. -pulsus, to drive back]
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A substance applies to the skin, clothing, or other surfaces to discourage mosquitoes from landing or climbing the surface is called a mosquito repellent. A mosquito repellent helps in the prevention and control of the outbreak of various diseases spread by insects such as Lyme disease, malaria, bubonic plague, dengue fever, and river blindness.
Insect repellents are divided into two primary chemical classes: natural and synthetic.
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Present results verified that methylanthranilate and anthraquinone have the repellent potential against the house sparrow on maize seeds and seedlings in caged conditions and furthermore, 0.75% and 1% concentrations of both chemical repellents are more effective.
Garlic mixture (the mixtures of the garlic bulb and pepper) is sprayed around a place and has been seen to be very effective as snake repellent or peeled garlic cloves are placed strategically on the window seal and near doors in a house to repel snakes.
Two types of water repellent treatment were applied.
Have spatial repellents on hand to keep mosquitoes away.
It was observed that anthraquinone was best repellent than methylanthranilate against house crows on wheat seeds treatment (Table II) and among concentrations, 0.75% (22.45+-1.61) of anthraquinone had greater repellency than other concentrations (Table III).
Albany, NY, October 23, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Market Research Hub (MRH) has announced the addition of a new report, titled "Pest Control and Repellents - US - October 2016" to its database.
Now for the takeaway message: I'd highly suggest using a deer repellent within your hunting area!
The decision comes two months after the Obama administration first told states they could allow Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled, to pay for Zika prevention services, including mosquito repellent and family planning.
I suggest reviewing the July 2015 Consumer Reports article on repellents; picaridin is a likely safer alternative to DEET, with the highest efficacy of all those tested, at least in Sawyer Fisherman's Formula Picaridin Insect Repellent and Natrapel 8 Hour Insect Repellent.