Alternative Mosquito Repellents
It's the first official day of summer in Virginia Beach! With the blazing temperatures in the middle of the day, we tend to spend more time outdoors in the morning and evening hours. Unfortunately, those pesky mosquitoes stick to this schedule as well. Before you head out, be sure that you are protected against these potentially disease-carrying bugs.
Most mosquito repellents contain the chemical DEET, which has proven to be effective in protecting against insect bites. While the EPA deems repellents containing DEET to be safe when used correctly, not everyone is comfortable applying chemicals to their skin. Alternative repellents do exist. Check out some suggestions from WebMD.com
that include oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), IR3535, 2-undecanone, oil of citronella and catnip oil.