OTTAWA, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - While enjoying the warm summer weather, don't forget to protect yourself from pesky bugs thatbite! Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely to avoid mosquito and other bug bites.
Bug bites can cause a number of health problems from itchiness and irritation
If you are using an insect repellent, always follow the label directions. To check for the most recent product information, use Health Canada's new pesticide label search mobile app.
What you should do
Preventing bug bites is your best protection! To help avoid bug bites, cover exposed skin with clothing as much as possible. If you choose to use a personal insect repellent, follow these important steps:
Report health and safety concerns
Report any adverse events to the manufacturer, who is required by law to report it to Health Canada. You may also report an incident directly to Health Canada by completing an incident report form.
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