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insect repellent,

substance applied to the skin in order to provide protection against biting insects, primarily mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas, and certain flies. The most effective such substance is DEETDEET
or N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide,
C12H17ON, nearly odorless, colorless to clear yellow oily liquid that boils at 111°C;. DEET was developed by the U.S.
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 (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), which blocks insect odor receptors for several compounds in human sweat. DEET is a common ingredient in many commercially available insect repellents; picaridin is also effective. Citronella oil, eucalyptus oil, soybean oil, and other substances also repel biting insects, although they are typically effective for a much shorter period of time than DEET is. Permethrin, a persistent contact insecticide that is poorly absorbed by humans, is used to treat clothing, bedding, and the like to protect against mosquitoes and ticks. The use of insect repellents is often recommended in certain locales because it reduces the likelihood of acquiring malaria, Lyme disease, and other infections spread by biting insects. Repellents do not protect against bees and other stinging insects.
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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.
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Previous testing of the 3F Mosquito Fragrance ("3F Mosquito"), which is made up of specialised oils sourced from botanicals that mosquitoes avoid, was promising and the new mosquito repellent formula has such specialised oils as its active ingredient in varying concentrations ranging between 0.25% and 5%.
The leaves are good mosquito repellents because of their smell and toxicity to insects.
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The best known mosquito repellent is N, N-diethyl-3- methylbenzamide (DEET) (2) it repels mosquito thereby reducing the chances of being bitten but does not provide mosquito-proof of a person thereby reducing the transmission of mosquito- borne diseases.
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An avid outdoorsman friend from South Carolina told me about the ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent, saying it works as though you had a mosquito-proof dome placed around you.