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Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease$
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Daniel Strickman, Stephen P Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195365771

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.001.0001

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Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Daniel Strickman

Stephen P. Frances

Mustapha Debboun

Oxford University Press

Clothing is the last layer between the biting arthropod and the skin. Wearing long sleeves, long trousers, and a hat can provide a lot of protection. Wearing trousers tucked into boots in combination with treatment of the cloth with repellent prevent most tick and chigger bites. Repellent designed for the skin can almost always be applied to cloth, stopping bites through thin textiles. Another method of preventing bites through thin cloth is to wear a separate layer below because biting insects are disturbed when the two layers rub past each other.

Keywords:   clothing, textile, permethrin, repellent

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