Small Steps

Fight the Bite, Naturally

July 2, 2013

Even though coastal mosquitoes are as thick as the heavy air this time of year, keeping them from constantly cutting into your blood supply can be a challenge if you’re looking to do it naturally. DEET, the common ingredient found in most insect repellents, can be an irritant and in some cases has caused epidermal reactions, impaired cognition and even seizures....Read More



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