De De DEET

“The data suggest that 30 percent DEET should be used. Lower doses may repel young, nuisance mosquitoes, but not the dangerous, infected, old females.” (“You need more DEET to stop old mosquitoes with Zika,” Futurity, discussing a UC Davis study)

I think “young nuisance mosquitoes” may be a phrase I start using a lot, in a variety of contexts.


Summer adds:  I’ll probably start using “dangerous, infected, old female” as an empowerment.

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