It’s bug season again. And once again, most people won’t bother spraying or slathering on repellents.
That bugs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because biting insects are more than an itchy annoyance: Tick bites cause 30,000 Lyme disease infections every year.
That’s why the CDC is pushing hard to develop a completely natural insect repellent made from a chemical called nootkatone, which is found in Alaska yellow cedar trees and citrus fruit.
(READ the article in NPR)