Tag: deet and insect repellents

  • DEET: Understanding its Effects and Allergic Reactions

    DEET, a chemical compound commonly found in insect repellents since the 1950s, has been effective in warding off pesky mosquitoes. Although its exact mechanism of action is not fully understood, scientists propose two main theories: DEET either blocks the receptors that mosquitoes use to detect humans, making it harder for them to find and bite…