Animal Research

Natural protection from mosquitos and sun

Natural protection from mosquitos and sun

Being outside in the summer is great, but getting bitten by mosquitoes or getting a sunburn can be serious problems.

There are many products out there to prevent these, and more people are seeking ways to reduce the number of chemicals they're exposed to when using bug spray or sunscreen. The good news is there are naturally based or derived products that can keep people safe.

Mosquito protection

For a natural barrier from insects, start by covering up. Nancy Troyano, director of technical education and training for pest-control company Rentokil, said hikers exposed to ticks in wooded areas should wear long pants, tucking the pants legs into socks or...