To Deet or Not to Deet?

It's summertime, and the mosquitoes are hungry. How to keep the most effective sprays from making you sick

If April showers bring May flowers, what pops up when it rains through most of May and June as well? A bumper crop of mosquitoes, as communities from Texas to New Jersey have learned only too well this summer. The best reason to avoid being skeeter bait is, as always, the sheer human misery of dealing with all those itchy red welts. But this summer there's also the chance, admittedly small, of more serious consequences, especially now that the West Nile virus is spreading up and down the Eastern seaboard.

Last week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged...

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