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Zika concerns fuel spike in bug spray sales, new report shows

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Zika woes have caused a spike in bug spray sales, according to online shopping statistics from New York-based 1010data. The data show online insect repellent sales were up 323 percent during the three-month period ending in April compared to the same three months in 2015. In dollar amounts, the growth comes out to a total sales increase of more than $4.5 million year-over-year, with consumers spending nearly $6 million on repellant between February and April. The increase also represents an…

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