By KAREN YOUSO
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
If you've been out camping, fishing or working in the garden, then chances are you've been smacking, slapping and itching. Mosquitoes, those (bleeping) bloodthirsty spoilers of outdoor summer fun and their biting friends, black flies, gnats and no-see-ums are busily, buzzily feasting upon us.
The standard defense against the hungry horde, DEET-based repellent, now has new company: armaments that are effective yet easier and generally safer to use, especially around children. And you'll never guess where this new muscle is coming from flowers, with a nod to the vitamin shelf.