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They’re out for blood

May 31, 2011
Daily Press

With the severe wet weather Michigan has experienced over the last few weeks, residents could see more mosquito activity. The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) offers mosquito mitigation tips and reminded consumers to exercise care when applying insect repellent. Insect repellents are most often used to deter mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks that are annoying and can pose a serious health risk. Excessive use of products containing diethyltoluamide (DEET), however, can result in adverse health effects, particularly in children if not properly applied.



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