The chemical DEET that is found in many bug sprays has been proven to be dangerous for all amphibians, including salamanders. An easy way to protect yourself during bug season without using insect repellents is to wear a white long-sleeve shirt, long pants, and a bug hat. Doing these simple steps will keep a good majority of the mosquitoes and other bugs off you, which will decrease your chances of getting illnesses such as west nile or lyme. To read more on the negative effects bug spray has on salamanders visit the link below:

Insect repellent is killing salamanders that control mosquito numbers

DEET dangerous for salamanders

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