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Myths About Bug Spray... Debunked!

The Active Times | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A few weeks ago we discussed the best bug sprays for protecting your skin this summer. After chatting with three different dermatologists the conclusi...

Dana Oliver

6 Bug Sprays That Don't Stink

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.03.2014 | Style

Bugs LOVE me. I could be wearing a long-sleeved wetsuit and mosquitoes and spiders would still manage to find a sliver of skin to enjoy. I am willing ...

Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

The Active Times | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...

Abigail Wise

You're Putting On Your Bug Spray All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season for picnics, bonfires and camping, but along with the sunshine and fresh air come insects. Not only are they annoying and their bites ...

Meredith Melnick

LOOK: What's Really Inside Your Bug Spray?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer -- and if you've been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you've got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your ...

An Easy Way To Get Rid Of Pesky Insects

Bruce Lubin | Posted 09.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who...

How To Keep Your Garden Party Bug-Free

Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: A very happy day, MNN readers, and welcome to the fourth installment of "The garden party," a special ne...

The Summer Of The Mosquito (And What To Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Bad news: given the mild winter we just had we're set for one of the buggiest summers on record. Anya even has anecdotal evidence: she just returned f...

WATCH: How To Prevent Mosquito Bites, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Is there any way to prevent mosquito bites? Health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman shares her advice on fending off these pesky insects. Check out more...

Armed With Pesticide, Bug Spray Bandit Robs Bank

Posted 01.08.2012 | Weird News

He was armed and dangerous -- particularly to insects. Law enforcement officials in California are seeking information about a man who robbed a Ran...

How Does DEET Work? Study Says It Confuses Insects

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- For almost 50 years, people have used insect repellents containing DEET. But scientists still argue about how the stuff works. Does it dr...

Natural Insect Repellents

Posted 10.22.2011 | Green

From Annie B. Bond with The Daily Green: Whether you make homemade insect repellents or buy a safe brand, you can enjoy the outdoors without worryi...

Does Bug Spray Do More Harm Than Good?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Protecting yourself from bites is important, but if the repellent annoys the mosquito, have you ever wondered if it can also hurt you?

Keeping the Skeeters Off

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The fight against mosquito bites can take many forms, from the myriad sartorial options available (for the fashion-challenged) to the stuff you spray or smooth on to your skin. But which are the safest?

DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellents

TheDailyGreen.com | Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To many, biting insects are the very definition of annoying. Plus, mosquitoes and ticks can sometimes carry diseases, from Lyme disease to West Nile v...

Toxic Bug Spray, Better Alternatives

The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the DEET used in most mosquito repellents is toxic? If so what problems does it cause? And what are some non-toxic alt...