(Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) recommends the use of products
containing active ingredients which have been registered with the
Of the products registered with the EPA, those containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection.
EPA registration means that EPA does not expect the product to cause adverse effects to human health or the environment when used according to the label.
Use care when considering natural repellents or
pesticides – click this
link for more information, from the book “Prevention of Bites,
Stings & Disease” by Daniel Strickman et al,
Efficacy of Insect Repellents Against Mosquito Bites (.pdf) click this link
to a report on comparison between DEET and other products. Published in the
· Mosquitoes and Mosquito Repellents: A Clinicians Guide (.htm) click this link for scientific and detailed information to guide you in seeking ways to minimize mosquito bites. From the Annals of Internal Medicine website.
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