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The Buzz About Bugs Is Louder Than Ever

Thanks to the rise of the Zika virus—a flu-like disease spread mostly by mosquitoes that has been linked to an array of birth defects—using insect repellent is becoming a no-brainer, just like slathering on sunscreen. You may be aware of what SPF you need and how often to reapply, but do you know the numbers when it comes to bug spray? Now's the time to find out: The CDC reported this spring that Zika may affect many parts of the U.S., and it's only one of several mosquito-borne diseases you'll want to ward off. Follow these three rules to protect yourself.