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DEET may be potentially toxic to humans

DEET was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists just after World War II. Thus the product has been on the market for at least fifty years. DEET can be sold as lotion, cream, and spray products. DEET is most commonly used to ward off pests during a camping trip and to prevent m...

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Tags: Chemical, Health, Insect, Skin
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Natural Insect Repellents: Beastly Secrets Against Biting Bugs

Let's face it: some of us are blessed with the gift of fatal attraction. Some people arouse a mere passing interest in mosquitoes. Others of us cause a feeding frenzy. The resulting bites also vary in duration and severity, ranging from a minor itchy bump that lasts a day or so to large inflamed ...

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Tags: Bug, Diy, Insect, Outdoors, Recipe, Skin
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Become a Citizen Scientist: Join the Firefly Watch

Last night I was walking in my neighborhood in the cool evening, just as the air was thickening with darkness and the greenery was shifting towards black. Then I saw what for me is summer incarnate. I saw a firefly. Whether living in the mountains, where the lightning bugs descended in droves eve...

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Tags: Activity, Children, Green, Insect, Kids, Outdoors, Outside, Poetry, Science, Wildlife
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