Mosquito repellent harmful??

Whitehead

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Hi there all...

I've been searching the internet for some research or facts on this and couldn't find anything...

Will a mosquito repellent plug be harmful to my tarantula and scorpions??

It been raining like crazy here in South Africa and the amount of mosquitos is crazy...
 

Mammothdog

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I'm no expert but I would say there would be some kind of pesticide in them that may hurt your T's and scorpions.
 

Bill S

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There are many different repellents that function in different ways. Some may have a negative impact on tarantulas, other may not bother them at all. For example, some so-called repellents don't actually repel the mosquito, but block its ability to recognize prey. This might create problems with tarantulas being able to recognize their prey - at least in terms of chemoreception. However, captive tarantulas thoroughly conditioned to pounce on crickets on a regular basis may not use chemoreception as much as just motion. But for someone trying to breed tarantulas, chemoreception-blockers might cause problems.
 
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