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Scammers, bug spray companies capitalizing on Zika fears

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Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it. Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The Summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified recently in the Miami area, the first in the U.S. So companies and entrepreneurs are capitalizing on Zika fears wherever mosquitoes buzz, hawking questionable products like anti-Zika wristbands and promoting all manner of…

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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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Most organic mosquito spray doesn’t cut it

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It’s that time of year. You know, that time where you can’t walk outside for three seconds without getting swarmed by blood- thirsty mosquitoes and your kids’ legs start to resemble chicken pox permanence. With the plague of biting insects among us in muggy Florida, it brings up an important question. Do I cover myself and my family with harsh chemicals or do I risk getting a) bit to all hell and b) contracting some pretty nasty viruses that are now…

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