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Scientists Identify Nature's Insect Repellents


July 16, 2010

mosquito backpedaling Two compounds emitted by mosquito predators that make the mosquitoes less inclined to lay eggs in pools of water may provide new environmentally friendly tactics for repelling and controlling disease-carrying insects. Full Story

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