Picaridin is another insect repellent
that, like DEET, forms a vapor barrier to deter insects from getting close to the skin and biting, and can be used on both the skin and clothing, but it does not damage plastics or fabrics.
I suggest reviewing the July 2015 Consumer Reports article on repellents; picaridin is a likely safer alternative to DEET, with the highest efficacy of all those tested, at least in Sawyer Fisherman's Formula Picaridin Insect Repellent
and Natrapel 8 Hour Insect Repellent
The body worn insect repellent
markets can be segmented on the basis of product type such as oils and creams, apparel and stickers and patches.
Calypso After Sun aloe vera gel with built-in insect repellent
doesn't have the chemical smell or feel as harsher sprays.
Companies' voluntary placement of the new label graphic on insect repellent
product labels will make it easier for consumers to choose a repellent.
Layden recommended that adults should administer insect repellent
to children, as they can have a difficult time manipulating cans and bottles, and may end up inhaling repellent or getting it in mouths or eyes, which should be avoided.
Their mothers, all living in the south east of England, were asked a series of questions, including whether they had been exposed to insect repellents
and biocide chemicals such as pesticides or weedkillers.
Here are some tips on the safe use of insect repellents
on your kids:
CONTACTS: "Comparative Efficacy of Insect Repellents
against Mosquito Bites," http://content.
Natural insect repellents
are usually based on the essential oils of either citronella or specific varieties of eucalyptus.
So, you think you've found some insect repellents
that work better than DEET, NSN 6840-01-284-3982.
This text for medical professionals, public health officials, and the public treats insect repellents
for individual use rather than community vector control, given concerns about such insect-borne diseases as West Nile virus.