Oh Noes! Mosquitos immune to Deet!!

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by gwartney, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    It's the end of the world as we know it.

    http://www.will.illinois.edu/news/story/mosquitoes-ignore-repellent-deet-after-first-exposure

    The widely used insect repellent Deet appears to be losing its effectiveness against mosquitoes, scientists say.

    Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine say mosquitoes are first deterred by the substance, but then later ignore it.

    They say more research is needed to find alternatives to Deet, which was first developed by the US military...........
     
  2. artiesoffspring

    artiesoffspring Hugs and kisses

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    Well this sucks.
     
  3. HeinousMark

    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    I'm all into the whole circle-of-life thing and shit, but not for mosquitoes.....I think we could manage fine if they were extinct...
     
  4. Mr Sinister

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    It never worked that good to begin with :dontknow: