Essays Tagged: "DEET"

"Vector Organisms and the Diseases They Carry "

mmon ways of preventing bites is by using the chemical permethrin. This chemical is better known as DEET. This chemical has many positive effects. It is very reliable because it is cheap and can be sp ... we could protect ourselves from these insects is by applying insect repellents that do not contain DEET. This will not cause any harmful side effects, but may be less effective than applying DEET.Aft ...

(4 pages) 74 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Malaria Treatment.

tractive to mosquitoes.Use mosquito repellent creamMosquito repellent containing diethyl toluamide (DEET) is recommended as the most effective form of bite-preventive treatment. It has an excellent sa ... ceeded, particularly when using it on small children. Insect repellents containing over 30 per cent DEET will effectively repel mosquitoes when applied to exposed skin.Other products are less effectiv ...

(8 pages) 59 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

West Nile Virus

ted with one of the methods used in prevention. Many insect repellents are made with Permethrin (or DEET), which has received great attention not only for its excellent repellent qualities, but its po ... on the environment.Prevention TechniquesApply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. The more DEET a repellent contains the longer time it can protect you from mosquito bites. A higher percentag ...

(4 pages) 141 8 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

West Nile Virus, All About It

bite right through it, so, you need to make sure that you are using a mosquito spray that contains DEET. According to the EPA, this spray is relatively safe as long as you read and follow the directi ... s very carefully. Don't apply repellents containing permethrin directly to skin or those containing DEET on skin underneath clothing. Also make sure that every part of your exposed skin is covered inc ...

(4 pages) 46 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

West Nile Virus: Deadly Foreign Disease

n glands. You can protect yourself from mosquitoe bites by applying insect repellent, that contains DEET, to your skin when you go outside. Although West Nile Virus originated in Africa, it has begun ... ere mosquitoes may breed. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, apply insect repellent that contains DEET t your skin when you go outside and always follow the product directions. In case you didn't kn ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.2 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

West Nile

e biggest thing is to avoid mosquito bites. Other precautions can be used: using repellent that has DEET, wear clothes with long sleeves and pants. Empty anything that has standing water in it or on i ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

West Nile and the Mosquito

irts, shoes and socks. The best and safest way to repel mosquitoes is to use a repellent containing DEET such as Deep Woods Off. The most effective amount of DEET in a repellant is 20-30%. However rep ... he most effective amount of DEET in a repellant is 20-30%. However repellants with greater than 35% DEET should be avoided by small children and pregnant women due to safety reasons. Also make sure th ...

(6 pages) 1376 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

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PHYBeever, R. J. (2006). Mosquito repellent effectiveness: A placebo controlled trial comparing 95% DEET, Avon Skin So Soft, and a "special mixture" containing eucalyptus oil. BC Medical Journal, 48(5 ...

(1 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays