Deet Home Contact Us Who We Are FAQs Using Repellents Effectively Insects, Ticks and Diseases they Carry About DEET

DEET is recommended by top experts and organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Department of Defense and by the thousands of professionals who use it in their work and leisure activities. It has been available for consumer use since 1957. Click here for “what experts say”

Annual Use

There are more than 400 million uses of DEET annually every year in the U.S. Worldwide, there are billions of uses each year.

Studied Since the Early 1950s—Still the Gold Standard

Scientists have studied DEET extensively starting even before its introduction to the U.S. consumer market in 1957. No other personal insect repellent has been studied and tested as rigorously and extensively as DEET. Today, it is still the “gold standard” for efficacy in repelling biting insects and ticks.

  How DEET Works
  Health Effects
  The Most Common Problems with Repellents
  Definitions