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Is permithrine a safe way of dealing with mosquitoes?
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Permethrins are natural insecticides from plants but in terms of keeping them away, i believe that may not be very effective.
They are used for killing lice and for scabies but as mosquito repellents, i don' t think they would be very effective.

In brief: Probably not
Permethrins are natural insecticides from plants but in terms of keeping them away, i believe that may not be very effective.
They are used for killing lice and for scabies but as mosquito repellents, i don' t think they would be very effective.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many options
To keep them off? There are many products on the market that can be used to kill mosquitoes to include Natural Attractant Mosquito Traps, Zappers and Flying insect traps.
Different models have varying degrees of sophistication. Some use ultraviolet light to lure & then trap them. Others can generate heat and carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes. They eventually become dehydrated and die.

In brief: Many options
To keep them off? There are many products on the market that can be used to kill mosquitoes to include Natural Attractant Mosquito Traps, Zappers and Flying insect traps.
Different models have varying degrees of sophistication. Some use ultraviolet light to lure & then trap them. Others can generate heat and carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes. They eventually become dehydrated and die.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Stay inside or wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents.
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