What is DEET? How Mosquito Repellent Works


Listening — Beginner Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. Mosquitoes are   and feed mostly on plants.

  2. Female mosquitoes use the nutrients in the   to produce eggs.

  3. These tiny insects   more people each year than any other group of animals.

  4. The resulting itchy bump is called the   .

  5. Mosquitoes effectively   their quarry.

  6. They can also   movement.

  7. DEET was thought to   to the mosquitoes olfactory receptors.

  8. Other repellents are less   .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you experience mosquito bites? If yes, how do you treat them?

  2. What do you do to prevent the attacks of mosquitoes?

  3. How do you keep your areas/homes free from mosquitoes?


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