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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 10 months ago

Why would some insect repellent need to be mixed with other scents like lemon, orange, citronella or something else?

Just so they can appear that they smell good? These are meant to kill insects and can also be harmful to humans depending on its effect to an individual. Won't the makers realize how many people or even other non-pest animals like dogs and cats they can harm if they masquerade their insect repellant with scents that are something "pleasant"? What are they trying to promote at the same time, a perfume or a poison?

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago
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    Repellants don't kill insects... but humans are 10x more likely to buy something that is highly toxic and spray it on themselves if it smells good.

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  • 10 months ago

    This type of thing is being done with near everything that has a "bad" smell. Even meds we take? Are made into pills so the taste wount bother us. Bug killer is scented. Bleach is scented. Of course if the smell is repulsive ppl wont use it.

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  • 10 months ago

    Repellents don't kill insects.

    Citronella and Limonene are natural insect repellents.

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