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INSECT REPELLENT

DEET

(N,N dimethyl-meta-toluamide)

 

Use up to 30% DEET, depending on the duration of outdoor activities.

 

Apply only to exposed skin and/or clothing. Do NOT use under clothing.

 

Never apply over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.

 

A parent or caregiver should administer the repellent to avoid inadvertent ingestion by children. Minimize or avoid application to a childís hands.

 

Spray on parentís or caregiverís hands first then apply to childís face. Do NOT spray directly to face. Apply sparingly to ears and do not apply to eyes or mouth.

 

Wash repellent off with soap and water at the end of the day or when returning indoors.

 

Wash treated clothing before wearing them again.

 

Safe for children over 2 months of age.

 

Do NOT combine with other insect repellents.

 

Combination products containing DEET and sunscreen are NOT recommended, primarily because sunscreen should be reapplied frequently. In contrast, repellents should be applied as infrequently as possible.

 

If a rash or other allergic reaction occurs, stop the use of the product and contact your doctor or local poison control center.

Picaridin

(1-methylpropyl 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperidinecarboxylate (KBR 3023)

 

Effective for mosquito control. Tick effectiveness is unknown.

 

Used in Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Asia for years. Approved by the Food and

Drug Administration in 2000. Recommended by the Center for Disease Control in 2007 in terms of efficacy and safety.

 

Available in 7% and 20% concentrations.

Oil Of Lemon, Eucalyptus, Or 2% Soybean Oil

Similar effectiveness to lower concentrations (6.65% to 15%) of DEET.

 

Effective for mosquito control. Tick effectiveness is unknown.

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