Consumer Reports: Insect Repellents

Yonkers, NJ. — Consumer Reports has some important advice on how to avoid bug bites and at the same time limit exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals in insect repellents. After testing repellents with DEET and plant-based ones without DEET, Consumer Reports Tester Sue Byrne says “We think that DEET is really an insect repellent that … Continue reading »

Dry Summer Keeps Mosquitoes Away

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Vector Control reports a historically quiet summer. They say it’s in part due to a dry summer. There aren’t as many backyard mosquito problems because rain isn’t filling wheelbarrows or empty containers often found near homes. So, fewer calls are coming in for vector control service. On a normal … Continue reading »