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Texas Emergency Management ONLINE 2015 Vol. 62 No. 7

Texas Emergency Management Briefs, Tips and Links

Researchers working on new mosquito repellent
Researchers at Texas A&M University-College Station are working on a brand new mosquito repellent, and it’s already in your skin.

Insecticides can be bad for the environment and bug spray doesn’t always seem to work. That’s why the researchers are focusing on microbes in our skin as a natural way keep mosquitoes from biting.

Jeffery Tomberlin of Texas A&M University says, "We know microbes play an important role in regulating mosquito attraction to a host and our idea is if we can disrupt the communication of the microbes that are on your skin or send false messages to the environment. We could either trick the mosquitoes into thinking you're a bad host, if we could send a false message or that they might not even detect you."

The plan is to develop a wipe that you would apply to your skin, it would trick mosquitoes into thinking you’re not a good host.

Reprinted with permission of KRISTV, Corpus Christi, July 14, 2015

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November 1-4, 2015
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November 22-25, 2015
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February 7-10, 2016
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