At the first sign of mosquito bites, it is common for people to run to Walmart for repellent. A few sprays later and the problem is over, right? This mentality has led droves of North Carolinians to stock up on mosquito spray, more than ever before. Globally, sales of mosquito repellent have grown consistently for many years. While this in itself may be seen as a problem since it promotes the creation and distribution of harmful chemicals, it is actually the result of a larger issue: the growth of mosquito season.