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To Deet or Not to Deet?

We head out for a time of hiking and camping; we admire the beautiful scenery, the fresh air, the views asking for a picture and… the dreaded mosquitoes and other biting insects. Everyone that goes into nature encounters these creatures and asks themselves that often asked question on what repels them most effectively? A very popular and controversial method is Deet. There are those who swear by deet and others that are afraid of it. Here are some blog posts with great information on deet, it’s pros and cons and some good alternatives for repelling insects.

Mosquito-Borne Disease and Climate Change: Should you use DEET

Mosquito and ticks carry a variety of infectious agents, including those that cause malaria, West Nile, Dengue Fever and Lyme disease. NRDC recently launched a new website with climate maps of the United States.

Publish Date: 08/10/2011 12:29

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/gsolomon/mosquito-borne_disease_and_cli.html

CDC Says Lemon Eucalyptus As Effective As DEET « mattermore

Another plus, lemon eucalyptus doesn’t have the oily feel and unpleasant smell of DEET products. Look for products that contain the active ingredient p-Menthane-3,8-diol, such as Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Pump 4oz,

Publish Date: 05/02/2011 0:00

http://mattermore.net/2011/05/02/cdc-says-lemon-eucalyptus-as-effective-as-deet/

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Camp and Explore: Biscayne National Park

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Situated amidst the glitz and glamour lies Biscayne National Park. A national park for water enthusiasts, this park boasts everything from camping, boating, swimming to fishing. So take a break from amusement parks and enjoy the natural Biscayne National Park.

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Biscayne National Park: Biscayne National Park is one of the top underwater dive sites in the United States and is a popular attraction for those taking flights to Miami, Florida. Biscayne has been established primarily for its natural …

Publish Date: 07/29/2010 15:30

http://www.theaceguide.com/camping-everglades/

Creating an Urban Gateway to Biscayne National Park on Virginia

Heralded for its rare combination of terrestial and undersea life, Biscayne National Park’s 173000 acres stretch out serenely between the shallow waters of
Tucked among the glitzier, busier attractions in Florida is Biscayne National Park. A national park for water lovers, there is everything from camping, boating, fishing to snorkeling. So take a break from the amusement parks and enjoy Biscayne National Park.

Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, punctuated only by a string of small …

Publish Date: 04/26/2010 0:47

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/04/creating-urban-gateway-biscayne-national-park-virginia-key5739

Be Sure To Visit Some National Parks During Your Florida Vacation

Biscayne National Park welcomes 500000 visitors every year. The visitors enjoy fishing, cruising, picnicking, camping and snorkeling in this park, whose large area is 95% water. Because the park is composed of water you really need a …

Publish Date: 07/21/2010 7:28

http://www.all-inclusive-family-resorts.com/orlando/be-sure-to-visit-some-national-parks-during-your-florida-vacation/

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