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Which Insect Repellents are the Best?

It stands to reason that the "best" insect repellent product is one that protects you from getting bitten by mosquitoes, ticks, or other insects without any (or at least minimal) unpleasant or unnecessary side effects. What might be considered "best" by you may not be so for your neighbor. With that in mind, let's dig into some of the insect repellent specifics. 

The vast majority of consistently effective insect repellent products on the market today contain either DEET, oil of lemon-eucalyptus, or picardin as the repelling agent. While DEET continues to set the standard in mosquito protection, the other products have tested comparatively favorably. Both DEET (up to 30%) and Picardin products have been approved for use on children beginning at 2 months, but Oil of Lemon-Eucalyptus is restricted to use on children over the age of 3 years.  

All-Natural insect repellents have seen an emergence in popularity, along with insect repellent wristbands and ultra-sonic devices. Because these types of products are not not regulated quite the same way as other products, their actual effectiveness need not be (and often has not been) proven or established. A 2018 article by Consumer Reports titled 5 Types of Insect Repellents to Skip sheds some additional light on this important topic. Several independent studies have determined that many of these all-natural insect repellent products have limited comparative effectiveness.

Pest Control Everything provides access to some of the most effective and widely used insect repellent products on the market. 

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  • $averPak Single – 1 One Gallon (128oz) Container of JT Eaton Kills Bedbugs, Ticks & Mosquitoes Permethrin Clothing & Gear Treatment with Sprayer
  • Sawyer Products SP618 Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent, Aerosol Spray, 18 oz.
  • Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin, Individual Lotion Packets (14 Pack)
  • Deep Woods Off Deep Woods Insect Repellent Wipes (12 Towelettes, Pack of 3)
  • Mosquito Repellent Bracelets, 100% All Natural Plant-Based Oil, DEET Free, Non-Toxic (Pack of 6)
  • Pitch and Trek Mosquito Repellent Bracelet, Citronella All Natural DEET-Free (10 Pack)
  • Mosquito Repellent Bracelet,100% Natural Non-Toxic (24 Pack)
  • Bugger Off Mosquito Repellent Bracelet, 100% All Natural Non-Toxic Oils (12 Pack)
  • Green-Nature Mosquito Repellent Bracelet, 100% Natural Deet-Free (10 Pack w/ 24 Patches)
  • Repel Insect Repellent Mosquito Wipes 30% DEET (15 Wipes)
  • Repel 100 Insect Repellent, Pump Spray (4 oz. Bottle, 2 Pack)
  • Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin, Pump Spray (3 oz. Bottle, 2 Pack)
  • Cutter Skinsations Insect Repellent Pump Spray (6 oz. Bottle, 2 Pack)
  • Cutter All Family 15 Count Insect Repellent Mosquito Wipes 7.15% DEET (3 Pack)
  • OFF! Deep Woods Insect Repellent VIII Dry (4 oz. Bottle, 2 Count)
  • OFF! FamilyCare Insect Repellent I Smooth & Dry (4 oz)
  • Bens Tick & Insect Repellant 100 Deet, 1.25 Oz Pump Carded (37ml, 6 Pack)
  • Ben’s 100% DEET Mosquito, Tick and Insect Repellent Pump Spray (Travel Size 3.4 oz)
  • 3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion, 2-Ounce (3-Tubes)
  • EVEN Naturals Premium Mosquito / Insect Head NET
  • Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Pump Spray (8 Oz)
  • Simple Natural Products Mosquito Repellent Bracelet (15 Pack)
  • Sawyer Products SP657 Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce
  • Sawyer Products SP564 Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin, Lotion, 4-Ounce
  • Repel Insect Repellent Sportsmen Max Formula Spray Pump 40% DEET, 2/6-Ounce