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How to Keep Bugs at Bay This Summer

Keep the kiddos bite-free this mosquito season.


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It's bug season! Here’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends to prevent bites:

• Read the label. DEET is the best defense against biting insects, but picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or 2 percent soybean oil may work as well as 10 percent DEET.

• Don’t use combo products with DEET and sunscreen. DEET may make the sun protection factor (SPF) less effective and because sunscreen must be reapplied, you may overexpose your child to DEET.

• Dress your child in lightweight long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed shoes for activities such as nature hikes (we know it’s hot, but this is what’ll best protect her). Do a skin check at the end of the day (ticks can be as tiny as poppy seeds!) in areas such as armpits, ears, the belly button and scalp.

 

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