Parents dropping the ball on preventing bug bites

Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 10:53 AM EDT
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A new survey shows many parents don't know the best way to protect their children from bug bites.

University of Michigan researchers polled over 11-hundred parents of younger kids.

They found parents were twice as likely to be concerned about ticks than mosquitoes.

In fact, only of a third of parents said they use bug repellent with Deet, which is most effective against mosquitoes.

Most parents said they would seek medical care for their child if a bug bite caused a fever or rash.

The study was led by researchers at the University of Michigan.

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