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  • US News Rates Best Bug Spray Ingredients

    July 5, 2014

    US News and World Report just published an article on what to look for in a bug spray to best protect yourself. The report maintains that “natural” bug sprays are not effective and discusses the use of DEET and permethrin in formulations. Drs. Barbara Calkins and Jennifer Layden comment.

  • Mom Christine Grillo Blogs About the Joys of Permethrin

    June 26, 2014

    Mom and blogger Christine Grillo writes about her yearly summer ritual of soaking her kids clothes in permethrin solution before they head off to a month of camp deep in the Virginia woods in an effort to fend off Lyme disease.

  • Ten Things to Know About Ticks

    May 18, 2014

    The National Science Foundation has put out a great report on ten things to know about ticks. This report highlights important information that you and your family can use to avoid getting bitten and what to do if you are. Read it here.