Using Repellents Effectively
To get the best results from a repellent, you have to apply it properly. DEET-based repellents are the gold standard against which all others are measured. They come in a variety of pleasant-smelling, easy-to-use formulations that help prevent mosquito and tick bites more effectively than virtually anything else on the market today.
First, carefully read and follow label directions for the product you’re using. DEET-based repellents have an EPA registration number on the label*. For further information about repellent use, visit www.deetonline.org and www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/QA/insect_repellent.htm.
If you need assistance with selecting the best insect repellent to suit your needs, you can use the EPA Insect Repellent Search Tool located here.
|Adults should apply repellent on younger children. You can use these products containing up to 30% concentration on youngsters as young as two months of age. For more details, please see What is the best way to apply DEET-based repellents on a child?|
*Registered under Vertellus Performance Materials Inc., D/B/A Morflex, Inc.