Natural products that really repel mosquitoes

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Lymari Calero Toledo

El Aedes aegypti is the vector for viral diseases such as: dengue, chikungunya and zika. Although there are manufactured products that can be used to repel mosquitoes, some prefer the use of naturally ocurring oils from plants. Various botanical oils have proven effectivity as mosquito repelants, such as the Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), citronela (Cymbopogon nardus) and  “lemon grass” (Cymbopogon citratus).

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