TALES OF SUSPENSE: THE BUG BEATER by ProQuest

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                                                                                                    spray? Scientists at the U.S. Department of
                                                                                                Agriculture’s mosquito and fly research unit have
                                                                                                 identified seven new chemicals that might create
                                                                                                     the next generation of insect repellents. Some
                                                                                                         of these chemicals fought off mosquitoes up
                                                                                                         to 73 days, compared to an average of 17.5
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                                                                                                         days with DEET, currently the most common
                                                                                                       repellent. But it might be a while before you
                                                                                                       can buy these new bug battlers. Scientists will
                                                                                                       first test them for human safety.
                                                                                                          In the meantime, use an insect repellent
                                                                                                  containing DEET, pepper-based Picaridin (Cutter
   
								
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