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Posted by Tincup (Member # 5829) on :
 
GOOD NEWS!

QUOTE- "Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Research Service posted a bulletin with a surprising headline:

Coconut Oil Compounds Repel Insects Better than DEET.

This announcement followed the results from a study by USDA researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports, stating that fatty acids derived from coconut oil had long-lasting repellency against certain insects—an even better effect than the most widely-used insect repellent in the world."

LymeNet won't allow the direct link to be posted, so please scroll down on this main link for the article. (Sorry about that!)

http://www.greenmedinfo.com
 
Posted by steve1906 (Member # 16206) on :
 
Is it true that the DEET used in most mosquito repellents is toxic?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-it-true-that-the-deet/

Steve
 
Posted by aklnwlf (Member # 5960) on :
 
Love the link TC!

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Posted by MelanieLewis (Member # 52204) on :
 
Oh my gosh, I still remember when we had a pine bed base on the dirt floor and as we lifted the bed up it just fell into splinters. This is a horrible thing to see. From that moment I knew any insect is something we should carry about and after I read termite fumigation safety issues, I knew about all risks and things I should undertake. Termites are creepy and hungry, so it's better to go for asking some professionals to deal with them.

[ 09-18-2020, 05:02 PM: Message edited by: MelanieLewis ]
 
Posted by hiker53 (Member # 6046) on :
 
https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/coconut-oil-beats-toxic-deet-repelling-insects

The above link takes you to the article or at least it worked for me.
 


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